Brian C. Keegan

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
A history of newswork on wikipedia Breaking news
Current events
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 English 2013 Wikipedia's coverage of current events blurs the boundaries of what it means to be an encyclopedia. Drawing on Gieyrn's concept of \boundary work", this paper explores how Wiki- pedia's response to the 9/11 attacks expanded the role of the encyclopedia to include newswork, excluded content like the 9/11 Memorial Wiki that became problematic following this expansion, and legitimized these changes through the adop- Tion of news-related policies and routines like promoting "In the News" content on the homepage. However, a second case exploring WikiNews illustrates the pitfalls of misappropriat- ing professional newswork norms as well as the challenges of sustaining online communities. These cases illuminate the social construction of new technologies as they confront the boundaries of traditional professional identities and also re- veal how newswork is changing in response to new forms of organizing enabled by these technologies. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.2 [Computing Milieux]: History of Computing; K.4.3 [Computers and Society]: Organizational ImpactsCom- puter supported collaborative work General Terms Standardization,Theory. Copyright 2010 ACM. 0 0
Analyzing multi-dimensional networks within mediawikis Data analysis
Network analysis
Social media
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 English 2013 The MediaWiki platform supports popular socio-technical systems such as Wikipedia as well as thousands of other wikis. This software encodes and records a variety of rela- Tionships about the content, history, and editors of its arti- cles such as hyperlinks between articles, discussions among editors, and editing histories. These relationships can be an- Alyzed using standard techniques from social network analy- sis, however, extracting relational data from Wikipedia has traditionally required specialized knowledge of its API, in- formation retrieval, network analysis, and data visualization that has inhibited scholarly analysis. We present a soft- ware library called the NodeXL MediaWiki Importer that extracts a variety of relationships from the MediaWiki API and integrates with the popular NodeXL network analysis and visualization software. This library allows users to query and extract a variety of multidimensional relationships from any MediaWiki installation with a publicly-accessible API. We present a case study examining the similarities and dif- ferences between dierent relationships for the Wikipedia articles about \Pope Francis" and \Social media." We con- clude by discussing the implications this library has for both theoretical and methodological research as well as commu- nity management and outline future work to expand the capabilities of the library. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.4 [Information Systems Applications]: Miscellaneous; D.2.8 [Software Engineering]: Metricscomplexity mea- sures, performance measures General Terms System. Copyright 2010 ACM. 0 0
Breaking news on Wikipedia: Dynamics, structures, and roles in high-tempo collaboration Breaking news
Current events
Network analysis
Social network
Social role
English 2012 The goal of my research is to evaluate how distributed virtual teams are able to use socio-technical systems like Wikipedia to self-organize and respond to complex tasks. I examine the roles Wikipedians adopt to synthesize content about breaking news events out of a noisy and complex information space. Using data from Wikipedia's revision histories as well as from other sources like IRC logs, I employ methods in content analysis, statistical network analysis, and trace ethnography to illuminate the multilevel processes which sustain these temporary collaborations as well as the dynamics of how they emerge and dissolve. 0 0