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Microblogging in open source software development:the case of Drupal using Twitter

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Show simple item record Wang, Xiaofeng Kuzmickaja, Iiona Stol, Klaas-Jan Abrahamsson, Pekka Fitzgerald, Brian 2014-06-25T11:42:01Z 2014-06-25T11:42:01Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Microblogging is one of the popular forms of social media that has quickly permeated both enterprise and open source communities. However, how exactly open source communities can leverage microblogging is not yet well understood. We investigate how Drupal’s open source community uses Twitter, a household-name in microblogging. Our analysis of group and individual accounts of Drupal developers reveals that they take on similar but distinct roles. Both serve as communicators of essential links to a vast and growing community knowledge base, such as work artifacts, issues, documentation, and blog posts. Community members often express positive emotions when tweeting about work, which reinforces a sense of community. Finally, Twitter is also used as a crowdsourcing channel to solicit contributions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Software;31 (4), pp. 72-80
dc.rights “© 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject microblogging en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject open source software development en_US
dc.subject Drupal en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject crowdsourcing en_US
dc.subject Twitter en_US
dc.title Microblogging in open source software development:the case of Drupal using Twitter en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/MS.2013.98
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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