| Heather Ford|
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|Co-authors||Alan Shapiro, Amila Akdag Salah, Andrea Scharnhorst, Andrew Famiglietti, Cheng Gao, Christian Stegbauer, Dan O’Sullivan, Dror Kamir, Edgar Enyedy, Florian Cramer, Gautam John, Geert Lovink, Hans Varghese Mathews, Johanna Niesyto, Joseph M. Reagle, Krzystztof Suchecki, Lawrence Liang, Maja van der Velden, Mark Graham, Matheiu O’Neil, Mayo Fuster Morell, Morgan Currie, Nathaniel Stern, Nathaniel Tkacz, Nicholas Carr, Patrick Lichty, Peter B. Kaufman, R. Stuart Geiger, Scott Kildall, Shun-ling Chen|
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|Writing up rather than writing down: Becoming Wikipedia Literate||Literacy
|WikiSym||English||August 2012||Editing Wikipedia is certainly not as simple as learning the MediaWiki syntax and knowing where the “edit” bar is, but how do we conceptualize the cultural and organizational understandings that make an effective contributor? We draw on work of literacy practitioner and theorist Richard Darville to advocate a multi-faceted theory of literacy that sheds light on what new knowledges and organizational forms are required to improve participation in Wikipedia’s communities. We outline what Darville refers to as the “background knowledges” required to be an empowered, literate member and apply this to the Wikipedia community. Using a series of examples drawn from interviews with new editors and qualitative studies of controversies in Wikipedia, we identify and outline several different literacy asymmetries.||0||0|
|Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader||Institute of Network Cultures||English||2011||For millions of internet users around the globe, the search for new knowledge begins with Wikipedia. The encyclopedia’s rapid rise, novel organization, and freely offered content have been marveled at and denounced by a host of commentators. Critical Point of View moves beyond unflagging praise, well-worn facts, and questions about its reliability and accuracy, to unveil the complex, messy, and controversial realities of a distributed knowledge platform.||0||2|
|Participation in Wikipedia's article deletion processes||Wikipedia