Online Organizations

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Online Organizations

## The Internet is depressing >- Cyberbullying >- Harassment >- Radicalization ## But it's also the site of collaboration and generosity
# Reasons I think collaborative online organizations are exciting ## They are large-scale public goods >- Non-excludable >- Non-rivalrous
Why do people contribute?
## They are a new form of organizing >- No formal hierarchy or roles >- No markets >- No face-to-face contact >- Cheap to create, join, and leave
How do people know what needs to be done? What kind of organizations can't exist as online organizations?
## They are ecosystems
How do people choose what to contribute to? How do organizations compete with each other?
## There is so. much. data. >- Individual contributions >- Within organizations >- Across organizations # The Big Question ## How can we encourage more cooperation?