The Chinese "Human Flesh" Web: The first decade and beyond

Fei Yue Wang, Dajun Zeng, Qingpeng Zhang, James A. Hendler, Jianping Cao

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Abstract

Human flesh search (HFS), a Web-enabled crowdsourcing phenomenon, originated in China a decade ago. In this article, we present the first comprehensive empirical analysis of HFS, focusing on the scope of HFS activities, the patterns of HFS crowd collaboration process, and the characteristics of HFS participant networks. A survey of HFS participants was conducted to provide an in-depth understanding of the HFS community and various factors that motivate these participants to contribute. This article also advocates a new stream of Web science and social computing research that will be important in predicting the future growth and use of the World Wide Web.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3352-3361
Number of pages10
JournalChinese Science Bulletin
Volume59
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Computational sociology
  • Cyber Movement Organizations
  • Human flesh search
  • Social computing
  • Social network analysis

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The Chinese "Human Flesh" Web : The first decade and beyond. / Wang, Fei Yue; Zeng, Dajun; Zhang, Qingpeng; Hendler, James A.; Cao, Jianping.

In: Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 26, 2014, p. 3352-3361.

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Wang, Fei Yue ; Zeng, Dajun ; Zhang, Qingpeng ; Hendler, James A. ; Cao, Jianping. / The Chinese "Human Flesh" Web : The first decade and beyond. In: Chinese Science Bulletin. 2014 ; Vol. 59, No. 26. pp. 3352-3361.
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