Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2393
Title: How-To Pages: Informal Systems of Expertise Sharing
Authors: Torrey, Cristen
McDonald, David W.
Schilit, Bill N.
Bly, Sara
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2007: Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 411-430
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: The How-To has recently emerged as a genre of online content that describes how something is done. This study focuses on computer and electronics hobbyists and their use of How-Tos—how hobbyists use existing knowledge to solve technical challenges, how they document their new knowledge for one another, and how they exchange help and feedback. Our analysis describes How-To knowledge sharing as a fully decentralized expertise-location system in which the How-To functions as both a broadcast of the author’s expertise and a personal portfolio.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-1-84800-031-5_21
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2393
ISBN: 978-1-84800-031-5
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland
metadata.mci.conference.date: 24-28 September 2007
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