Bruckman, Amy S.

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    Deliberate Barriers to User Participation on MetaFilter
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014) Pileggi, Hannah ; Morrison, Briana ; Bruckman, Amy S. ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive Computing
    This descriptive study explores deliberate barriers to user participation on the long-lived discussion site Metafilter has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1999, and at the time of this writing has around 12,000 active users. While many newer online sites appear eager to eliminate barriers to participation and recruit as many new members as possible, Metafilter charges a $5 fee to join and has a mandatory one-week waiting period before new users are allowed to post. In this paper, we explore both why these barriers were imposed and why some users choose to surmount the barriers to become members. Our data sources include historical documents posted on the site, interviews with eleven site members, an informal user survey, and an interview with the Matt Haughey, the site’s founder and owner. Implications of these design features are discussed.
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    Web Science & Online Communities
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-01-23) Bruckman, Amy S. ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive Computing
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    Georgia Computes! Summer Computer Camps Survey Results
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012) Guzdial, Mark ; Ericson, Barbara ; Bruckman, Amy S. ; Yardi, Sarita ; Hewner, Michael ; Dimond, Jill ; DiSalvo, Betsy ; Lijun, Ni ; Benda, Klara ; McKlin, Tom ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing
    Summer camps are a popular form of outreach for colleges and universities. But, it is not enough to offer computing summer camps and hope that students like them. The camps should be effective by some measure, such as broadening participation by underrepresented groups and/or increasing learning. Summer camps should also be financially sustainable, so that institutions can continue to offer them regularly. The summer camps at Georgia Tech have become effective and financially sustainable. This dataset reports on the evaluation results from Georgia Tech summer camps, as well as seven other colleges and universities in Georgia that offered computing summer camps during the summer of 2012 with assistance from Georgia Tech.