Motivation is what drives people to contribute to communities
Intrinsic motivation[edit | edit source]
Intrinsic motivation is the motivation that comes simply from doing something: the enjoyment of the activity, the pleasure of having it completed, etc.
Intrinsic motivation is generally considered to be the best kind of motivation.
Extrinsic motivation[edit | edit source]
Extrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from an external source, eg. payment, rewards, freebies, etc.
Extrinsic motivation is not as powerful as intrinsic motivation.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Motivation on Wikipedia