Caius Dobrescu

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Caius Dobrescu is an author.

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Wikipedia's "Neutral Point of View": Settling Conflict through Ambiguity Wikipedia
Ambiguity
Collaboration
Conflict
Editor
Policy
Power
Social media
Wiki
The Information Society English 2011 0 0
Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": Settling conflict through ambiguity Ambiguity
Collaboration
Conflict
Editor
Policy
Power
Social media
Wiki
Wikipedia
Information Society English 2011 This article discusses how one of the most importantWikipedia policies, the "neutral point of view" (NPOV), is appropriated and interpreted by the participants in the Wikipedia project. By analyzing a set of constitutive documents for the Wikipedian universe, including discussion about NPOV, the authors conclude that ambiguity is at the heart of the policy process on Wikipedia. The overarching conclusion is that ambiguity onWikipedia is not extraneous, but a central ingredient of this wiki project's policymaking. Ambiguity naturally develops from the pluralist and nonhierarchic values of the culture that brought Wikipedia to life, and this conclusion requires that we reconsider the nature of "neutrality" practiced on Wikipedia. Copyright 0 0