I find it interesting that people tend to exchange work for recognition in a way that benefits "the collective". I know I'm not the first person to recognize this.

Have there been any formal research projects or something of the like?


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An Analysis of the Stack Overflow Q&A Site

This project analyzes a Question & Answer site for programmers, Stack Overflow, that dramatically improves on the utility and performance of Q&A systems for technical domains...


Our analysis is based on the August 2010 Stack Exchange Data Dump (creative-commons licensed)...


  • Great paper, George! Thanks a bunch for the link! My ex, and best friend, is on Psychopedagogy, and when I explain details of the Stack she is like "Really?! That's cool..!"
    – brasofilo
    Feb 21, 2013 at 19:31

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