Remix Networks in Scratch

Workshop on Information in Networks, 2013

3 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2013  

Yue Han

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: September 15, 2013

Abstract

Technologies that permit user-generated content can also be extended to permit modification, or remixing, of that content. Sites that encourage remixing often allow for trees of modifications to form: in this way, the evolution of ideas is made explicit. By studying these trees, we may gain insight into social creativity, and may find ways of designing more productive online communities. This work examines a particular community in which programmers, mainly youths, contribute content and extend each other’s work. This community, found at scratch.mit.edu, has been the subject of other research in which the attitudes and processes of the participants have been examined.

Keywords: user-generated content, social creativity, online communities, remixing network, Scratch

Suggested Citation

Han, Yue and Nickerson, Jeffrey V., Remix Networks in Scratch (September 15, 2013). Workshop on Information in Networks, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2326304

Yue Han (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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