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My friends are here! Why talk to "Strangers"?

Farzan, R and Han, S (2014) My friends are here! Why talk to "Strangers"? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Many online communities face the challenge of incorporating a stable inux of newcomers into the community. Research on socialization in offine organizations suggest that newcomers who join an organization with a cohort of other newcomers are more likely to succeed in the organization. We have studied the effect of socializing a cohort of newcomers who share common offine identity into an online community. Our results suggest that cohort support can improve newcomers' performance but it might hinder communication with existing members of the community.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Farzan, Rrfarzan@pitt.eduRFARZAN
Han, S
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Page Range: 161 - 164
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2556420.2556490
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450325417
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 16:03
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:55


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