One-Day Flies on StackOverflow - Why the Vast Majority of StackOverflow Users Only Posts Once

TitleOne-Day Flies on StackOverflow - Why the Vast Majority of StackOverflow Users Only Posts Once
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSlag R, de Waard M, Bacchelli A
Conference Name12th Working Conference on Mining Software
PublisherIEEE
Abstract

StackOverflow (SO) is a popular question and answers (Q&A) platform related to software development. An interesting characteristic of SO is that about half of its users makes only one contribution to the platform in total.

In this work, we study this group of users, which we call one-day flies, and we investigate why they do not continue to contribute to the platform. By achieving this understanding we can find ways to enable users to become more active.

URLhttp://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/msr/msr2015.html#SlagWB15
DOI10.1109/MSR.2015.63