Building heritage collections using games on social networks

Havenga, Michelle (2012)

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An application on a social network may provide a means to avoid the cost, decrease time and increase scale of operation of heritage preservation by motivating users to supply and process the data. This project uses a Facebook application for the purpose of gathering heritage pictures and useful metadata and tagging. The application was written in Python using the Django Web Framework, connected to Facebook using the Graph API and was hosted on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance. Motivation techniques to promote user participation were investigated.