Make it big

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A comparison of the software and social processes which, in the case of iStockphoto, encourage mentorship and welcome new users, and in the case of Wikipedia, can automatically deletes contributions from new users without further encouragement or mentorsh

Description:

"Mentorship and peer education of community guidelines is a critical behavior for online community management. Studies conducted on Wikipedia have found that well-intentioned newcomers are less likely than ever to still be editing pages two months after their first comments are deleted (http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520446/the-decline-of-wiki...).

Volunteer reviewers at iStockphoto, meanwhile, have been found to provide constructive feedback and mentorship to new members whose contributions fall short of community expectations. The result is a community of 7 million members which welcomes newcomers while maintaining shared standards." (Harvard Business Review, "Turning Community into Commerce")

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Feature:

Traveling interviews, web platform, and broadcast amplification of stories

Description:

"StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives."

URL:

http://storycorps.org/

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