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Open Data, Crowdsourcing and Game Mechanics: A case study on civic participation in the digital age
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. (NODE)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0501-2217
2016 (English)In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ISSN 0925-9724, E-ISSN 1573-7551, Vol. 25, no 2-3, p. 153-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to shed light on the dynamics of civic participation, media agency, anddata practices. To do so we analyse an investigative journalism story run by The Guardian that combinedopen data, crowdsourcing and game mechanics with the purpose of engaging readers. The case studyhighlights how data can be made accessible to people who usually do not have access; how game mechanicscan be deployed in order to foster civic participation by offering users a sense of autonomy, competence andrelatedness; and how crowdsourcing can organise a large group of people into achieving a common goal. Thecombination of these three elements resulted in a case for civic participation in the digital era.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016. Vol. 25, no 2-3, p. 153-166
Keywords [en]
Civic participation, Civic technologies, Crowdsourcing, Game mechanics, Open data
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Computer Sciences Media and Communication Technology
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Computer Science; Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40744DOI: 10.1007/s10606-016-9250-0ISI: 000375482700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-40744DiVA, id: diva2:907957
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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