Are there any academic articles that deal directly with the psychology / sociology of Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange?

I was trying to google this to see if there's any academic talk, but I didn't really see anything. This could certainly be due to my googling skills. I'm looking specifically for Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange and not general social networking or Q & A. I've seen Academic studies and Stack Overflow community, but I'm not really looking for a software engineering perspective (and I don't think they've published anything).

EDIT - just to be clear, I don't want software engineering / business articles (which is what all the articles I have seen are) but psychology / sociology type.

  • Did you read this already? Lots of links in there. Jan 16, 2014 at 23:02
  • I'd see some of those but not that list. I was looking for less of a software engineering perspective and more psychology / sociology.
    – timpone
    Jan 16, 2014 at 23:11
  • Don't think there is, to be honest. Jan 16, 2014 at 23:13
  • thx; thx for list too.
    – timpone
    Jan 16, 2014 at 23:15
  • Another interesting reading for you, with links to more: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/56469/… Jan 16, 2014 at 23:15
  • thx for comment @AlienArrays I agree with what you're saying (and was a bit the reason I asked the question). The nerds have it first - woudl bre intersting to have a corporate focused SE. I also find it ineresting the explicit decisions to not do (following other users, user-to-user messaging).
    – timpone
    Jan 17, 2014 at 2:02


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