Location-based crowdsourcing of hyperlocal news - Dimensions of participation preferences

Heli Väätäjä, Teija Vainio, Esa Sirkkunen

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    Abstract

    We studied the mobile users' preferences and concerns of using location-based assignments (LBA) and geotagging in crowdsourced news making. First, nine readers who had submitted reader's phtos were interviewed about their perceptions of LBA and geotagging scenarios. Second, a quasi-experiment in field conditions was carried out with nineteen participants. After completing four LBA tasks with a mobile phone, participants were interviewed on their perceptions and asked to complete a questionnaire on their preferences for receiving LBA and usage of geotags. Findings indicate that the perceived benefits of LBA and geotagging are greater than the perceived risks. The task type, temporal context, preciseness of location query, proximity to the reporting location, parallel tasks, social context and incentives affected the participation preferences. We propose a framework for participation preferences to support further studies in location-based crowdsourcing and in the development of crowdsourcing processes and systems. Copyright © 2012 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th ACM international conference on Supporting group work, GROUP '12, October 28-31, 2012, Sanibel Island, FL, USA
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherACM
    Pages85-94
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1486-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUPPORTING GROUP WORK -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

    Publication series

    NameACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
    ISSN (Print)2154-9680

    Conference

    ConferenceACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUPPORTING GROUP WORK
    Period1/01/12 → …

    Keywords

    • Assignment
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Location
    • News
    • Privacy
    • Reader
    • UGC
    • User-generated content
    • journalism
    • mobile journalism
    • motivation
    • participatory journalism
    • user generated content

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

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