Creating, Destroying, and Restoring Value in Wikipedia
|Creating, Destroying, and Restoring Value in Wikipedia|
|Author(s)||Reid Priedhorsky, Jilin Chen, Shyong (Tony) K. Lam, Katherine Panciera, Loren Terveen, John Riedl|
|Published in||Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Minnesota|
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Creating, Destroying, and Restoring Value in Wikipedia is a 2007 conference paper by Reid Priedhorsky, Jilin Chen, Shyong (Tony) K. Lam, Katherine Panciera, Loren Terveen, John Riedl and published in Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Minnesota.
Wikipedia's brilliance and curse is that any user can edit any of the encyclopedia entries. We introduce the notion of the impact of an edit, measured by the number of times the edited version is viewed. Using several datasets, including recent logs of all article views, we show that an overwhelming majority of the viewed words were written by frequent editors and that this majority is increasing. Similarly, using the same impact measure, we show that the probability of a typical article view being damaged is small but increasing, and we present empirically grounded classes of damage. Finally, we make policy recommendations for Wikipedia and other wikis in light of these findings.
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Introduces the notion that the impact of an edit is best measured by the number of times the edited version is viewed.