Responses to remixing on a social media sharing website

Benjamin Mako Hill, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Kristina R. Olson

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the ways participants of the Scratch online community, primarily young people, engage in remixing of each others' shared animations, games, and interactive projects. In particular, we try to answer the following questions: How do users respond to remixing in a social media environment where remixing is explicitly permitted? What qualities of originators and their projects correspond to a higher likelihood of plagiarism accusations? Is there a connection between plagiarism complaints and similarities between a remix and the work it is based on? Our findings indicate that users have a very wide range of reactions to remixing and that as many users react positively as accuse remixers of plagiarism. We test several hypotheses that might explain the high number of plagiarism accusations related to original project complexity, cumulative remixing, originators' integration into remixing practice, and remixee-remixer project similarity, and find support for the first and last explanations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICWSM 2010 - Proceedings of the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Pages74-81
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2010 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 23 2010May 26 2010

Publication series

NameICWSM 2010 - Proceedings of the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

Conference

Conference4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/23/105/26/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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