Motivation is what drives people to contribute to communities

Intrinsic motivation Edit

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

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

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