Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation
|Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation|
|Author(s)||Kriplean T., Beschastnikh I., McDonald D.W., Golder S.A.|
|Published in||GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work|
|Keyword(s)||Collaborative authoring, Community, Policy, Power, Wikipedia (Extra: Collaborative authoring, Cooperative groups, Large groups, Rise-to-power, Wikipedia)|
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Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation is a 2007 conference paper written in English by Kriplean T., Beschastnikh I., McDonald D.W., Golder S.A. and published in GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work.
When large groups cooperate, issues of conflict and control surface because of differences in perspective. Managing such diverse views is a persistent problem in cooperative group work. The Wikipedian community has responded with an evolving body of policies that provide shared principles, processes, and strategies for collaboration. We employ a grounded approach to study a sample of active talk pages and examine how policies are employed as contributors work towards consensus. Although policies help build a stronger community, we find that ambiguities in policies give rise to power plays. This lens demonstrates that support for mass collaboration must take into account policy and power.
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