“Crowdsourcing, Attention and Productivity”
September 28th, 2008

via Bernardo Huberman:

By writers, Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero and Fang Wu, a paper analyzing Youtube views to demonstrate how attention and productivity work with crowdsourcing.

In the abstract:

We show through an analysis of a massive data set from YouTube that the productivity exhibited in crowdsourcing exhibits a strong positive dependence on attention, measured by the number of downloads.

You can download the paper here.

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