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Title Author(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Similar Gaps, Different Origins? Women Readers and Editors at Greek Wikipedia Ioannis Protonotarios
Vasiliki Sarimpei
Jahna Otterbacher
Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media English 17 May 2016 As a global, multilingual project, Wikipedia could serve as a repository for the world’s knowledge on an astounding range of topics. However, questions of participation and diversity among editors continue to be burning issues. We present the first targeted study of participants at Greek Wikipedia, with the goal of better understanding their motivations. Smaller Wikipedias play a key role in fostering the project’s global character, but typically receive little attention from researchers. We developed two survey instruments, administered in Greek, based on the 2011 Wikipedia Readership and Editors Surveys. Consistent with previous studies, we found a gender gap, with women making up only 38% and 15% of readers and editors, respectively, and with men editors being much more active. Our data suggest two salient explanations: 1) women readers more often lack confidence with respect to their knowledge and technical skills as compared to men, and 2) women’s behaviors may be driven by personal motivations such as enjoyment and learning, rather than by “leaving their mark” on the community, a concern more common among men. Interestingly, while similar proportions of men and women readers use multiple language editions, more women contribute to English Wikipedia in addition to the Greek language community. Future research should consider how this impacts their participation at Greek Wikipedia 11 0
(Re)triggering Backlash: Responses to news about Wikipedia's gender gap Eckert S.
Steiner L.
Journal of Communication Inquiry English 2013 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has been enormously successful. But while it is read nearly equally by women and men, women are only 8.5 to 12.6% of those who edit or write Wikipedia articles. We analyzed coverage of Wikipedia's gender gap by 42 U.S. news organizations and blogs as well as 1,336 comments posted online by readers. We also interviewed Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner. Commentators questioned Wikipedia's epistemology and culture and associated the gap with societal issues and/or (perceived) gender differences regarding time management, self-confidence, and expertise, as well as personality and interests. Yet, many commentators denied the gap was a problem; they blamed women for not joining, suggested it was women's choice, or mocked girly interests. The belittling of the disparity as feminist ideology arguably betrays an antifeminist backlash. © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav. 0 0
Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: The case of Wikipedia David Laniado
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Carlos Castillo
Morell M.F.
WikiSym 2012 English 2012 This paper presents a large-scale analysis of emotions in conversations among Wikipedia editors. Our focus is on the emotions expressed by editors in talk pages, measured by using the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW). We find evidence that to a large extent women tend to participate in discussions with a more positive tone, and that administrators are more positive than non-administrators. Surprisingly, female non-administrators tend to behave like administrators in many aspects. We observe that replies are on average more positive than the comments they reply to, preventing many discussions from spiralling down into conflict. We also find evidence of emotional homophily: editors having similar emotional styles are more likely to interact with each other. Our findings offer novel insights into the emotional dimension of interactions in peer-production communities, and contribute to debates on issues such as the flattening of editor growth and the gender gap. 0 0
Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: the case of Wikipedia David Laniado
Carlos Castillo
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Mayo Fuster Morell
WikiSym English 2012 This paper presents a large-scale analysis of emotions in conversations among Wikipedia editors. Our focus is on the emotions expressed by editors in talk pages, measured by using the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW).

We find evidence that to a large extent women tend to participate in discussions with a more positive tone, and that administrators are more positive than non-administrators. Surprisingly, female non-administrators tend to behave like administrators in many aspects.

We observe that replies are on average more positive than the comments they reply to, preventing many discussions from spiralling down into conflict. We also find evidence of emotional homophily: editors having similar emotional styles are more likely to interact with each other.

Our findings offer novel insights into the emotional dimension of interactions in peer-production communities, and contribute to debates on issues such as the flattening of editor growth and the gender gap.
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Gender Bias in Wikipedia and Britannica Joseph M. Reagle
Lauren Rhue
International Journal of Communication English 2011 0 0
WP:Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance Shyong (Tony) K. Lam
Anuradha Uduwage
Zhenhua Dong
Shilad Sen
David R. Musicant
Loren Terveen
John Ried
WikiSym’11 conference 2011 . 0 2
WP:clubhouse? An exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance Lam S.K.
Anuradha Uduwage
Zhenhua Dong
Shilad Sen
Musicant D.R.
Loren Terveen
John Riedl
WikiSym 2011 Conference Proceedings - 7th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration English 2011 Wikipedia has rapidly become an invaluable destination for millions of information-seeking users. However, media reports suggest an important challenge: only a small fraction of Wikipedia's legion of volunteer editors are female. In the current work, we present a scientific exploration of the gender imbalance in the English Wikipedia's population of editors. We look at the nature of the imbalance itself, its effects on the quality of the encyclopedia, and several conflict-related factors that may be contributing to the gender gap. Our findings confirm the presence of a large gender gap among editors and a corresponding gender-oriented disparity in the content of Wikipedia's articles. Further, we find evidence hinting at a culture that may be resistant to female participation. 0 1
WP:clubhouse?: an exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance Shyong (Tony) K. Lam
Anuradha Uduwage
Zhenhua Dong
Shilad Sen
David R. Musicant
Loren Terveen
John Riedl
WikiSym English 2011 0 1

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