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Drawing a data-driven portrait of Wikipedia editors
Abstract While there has been a substantial amount While there has been a substantial amount of research into the editorial and organizational processes within Wikipedia, little is known about how Wikipedia editors (Wikipedians) relate to the online world in general. We attempt to shed light on this issue by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!'s browser toolbar in order to analyze Wikipedians' editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in popular culture. Then we inspect how editors' general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intuition that editors are more familiar with their active domains than average users. Finally, we analyze the data from a temporal perspective; e.g., we demonstrate that a user's interest in the edited topic peaks immediately before the edit. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users' prevalent source of information.eb users' prevalent source of information.
Abstractsub While there has been a substantial amount While there has been a substantial amount of research into the editorial and organizational processes within Wikipedia, little is known about how Wikipedia editors (Wikipedians) relate to the online world in general. We attempt to shed light on this issue by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!'s browser toolbar in order to analyze Wikipedians' editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in popular culture. Then we inspect how editors' general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intuition that editors are more familiar with their active domains than average users. Finally, we analyze the data from a temporal perspective; e.g., we demonstrate that a user's interest in the edited topic peaks immediately before the edit. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users' prevalent source of information.eb users' prevalent source of information.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2462932.2462937  +
Has author Robert West + , Ingmar Weber + , Carlos Castillo +
Has extra keyword Expertise + , Online behavior + , Organizational process + , Popular cultures + , User's interest + , Web usage + , Web users + , Wikipedia + , Digital storage + , File editors + , Websites +
Has keyword Editors + , Expertise + , Web usage + , Wikipedia +
Isbn 9781450316057  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in WikiSym 2012 +
Title Drawing a data-driven portrait of Wikipedia editors +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 12:13:15  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 12:13:15  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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