|Don't look now, but we've created a bureaucracy: the nature and roles of policies and rules in wikipedia|
|Author(s)||Brian Butler, Elisabeth Joyce, Jacqueline Pike|
|Keyword(s)||collaboration, community, dynamics, policies, policy, rules, wikipedia, wikis|
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Don't look now, but we've created a bureaucracy: the nature and roles of policies and rules in wikipedia is a 2008 conference paper written in English by Brian Butler, Elisabeth Joyce, Jacqueline Pike and published in CHI.
Wikis are sites that support the development of emergent, collective infrastructures that are highly flexible and open, suggesting that the systems that use them will be egalitarian, free, and unstructured. Yet it is apparent that the flexible infrastructure of wikis allows the development and deployment of a wide range of structures. However, we find that the policies in Wikipedia and the systems and mechanisms that operate around them are multi-faceted. In this descriptive study, we draw on prior work on rules and policies in organizations to propose and apply a conceptual framework for understanding the natures and roles of policies in wikis. We conclude that wikis are capable of supporting a broader range of structures and activities than other collaborative platforms. Wikis allow for and, in fact, facilitate the creation of policies that serve a wide variety of functions.
This publication has 11 references. Only those references related to wikis are included here:
- "The impact of anonymity and group identification on progroup behavior in computer-mediated groups" (create it!)
- "Becoming Wikipedia: Transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia" (create it!)
- "Defending Wikipedia's impolite side" (create it!)
- "Power of the few vs. Wisdom of the crowd: Wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie" (create it!)
- "Intrinsic motivation of open content contributors: The case of Wikipedia" (create it!)
- Em Busca Do “Artigo Perfeito”: O Ciclo de Vida dos Textos na Wikipédia
- Is Wikipedia Inefficient? Modelling Effort and Participation in Wikipedia
- La négociation contre la démocratie : le cas Wikipedia
- Processos editoriais auto-organizados na Wikipédia em português: a edição colaborativa de "Biografias de Pessoas Vivas"
- Towards a diversity-minded Wikipedia
- What We Know About Wikipedia: A Review of the Literature Analyzing the Project(s)
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