Social Software Norms

Blogs and wikis often operate within a set of unexpressed, taken-for-granted rules. These rules work by promoting or supporting certain types of interaction while discouraging or prohibiting others.

Source: Christopher D. Sessums

The same would be true for forums, Moodle, Drupal, Plone, and other content management systems. To what extent is there a “correct” social environment for a particular interaction goal? What is the relationship between the tool structure and the norms that develop within them? Are the norms for Wikipedia different than the norms for a Moodle wiki?

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