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Toward a Typology of Participation in Crowdwork
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016, 515-521 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are new potentials for transformative developments in government, work life, science, and emergency response as the use of participatory and social media has become widespread in society and enabled a more collaborative information production. However, these new platforms for participation have not solved many of the pre-crowd problems regarding participation, such as lack of representativeness and flawed deliberative processes. Therefore it is important and relevant to look at the power relations within crowd production and to examine how different tools handle participatory processes in the crowd. This workshop examines different types of participation in crowd work such as crowdsourced policymaking, crisis management, citizen science and paid crowd work, among others, focusing on relations and power dynamics within and beyond the crowds. We welcome researchers from a diversity of disciplines and perspectives to formulate a typology of participation in crowd work.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016. 515-521 p.
Keyword [en]
Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, peer-production, citizen science, crowdwork, crowd dynamics, e-participation
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Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137496DOI: 10.1145/2818052.2855510ISBN: 978-1-4503-3950-6OAI: diva2:1062771
19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion, San Francisco, California, USA, February 26 - March 02, 2016
Available from: 2017-01-08 Created: 2017-01-08 Last updated: 2017-01-13Bibliographically approved

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