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Project Title

A Study on What Makes Online Communities Successful with an Emphasis on the Effect of the Social Network Structure


Sho Tsugawa, Technology Osaka University

Project Abstract

We study on "online communities". Our research objective is to reveal what makes online communities successful. We hypothesize that social network structure of community members affects the success of the community. We are going to empirically test the hypothesis with OSS community data. The result of this work will provide measurement tools that can assess the community success.