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A preliminary study on the effects of barnstars on wikipedia editing Lim K.H.
Anwitaman Datta
Wise M.
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 English 2013 This paper presents a preliminary study into the awarding of barnstars among Wikipedia editors to better understand their motivations in contributing to Wikipedia articles. We crawled the talk pages of all active Wikipedia editors and retrieved 21,299 barnstars that were awarded among 14,074 editors. In particular, we found that editors do not award and receive barnstars in equal (or similar) quantities. Also, editors were more active in editing articles before awarding or receiving barnstars. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3 [Group and Organization Interfaces]: Computer- supported cooperative work General Terms Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM. 0 0
Group size and incentives to contribute: A natural experiment at Chinese Wikipedia Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang
Feng Zhu
English 2010 0 2
Incentives to Contribute in Online Collaboration: Wikipedia as Collective Action Benjamin K. Johnson International Communication Association, 58th Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec 2008 Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia created by volunteers, and is an example of how developments in software platforms and the low cost of sharing and coordinating on the Internet are leading to a new paradigm of creative collaboration on a massive scale. The research presented here addresses the questions of why individuals choose to give away their time and effort and how the challenges associated with collective action are addressed by Wikipedia’s technologies, organization, and community. Interviews with editors of the encyclopedia were used to identify what personal gains and other motivations compel contributors, what challenges to collaboration exist, and what technological and social structures aid their ability to create a freely available repository of human knowledge. The paper suggests that the free encyclopedia is at once both a traditional instance of collective action requiring coordination and strong incentives and an instance of networked public goods that result through boundary crossing made possibly through extremely low barriers to sharing. 0 0
Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia Bryant
Susan
Rea Forte
Amy Bruckman
Proceedings of GROUP International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2005. pp 1.-10. 2005 Traditional activities change in surprising ways when computermediated communication becomes a component of the activity system. In this descriptive study, we leverage two perspectives on social activity to understand the experiences of individuals who became active collaborators in Wikipedia, a prolific, cooperatively-authored online encyclopedia. Legitimate peripheral participation provides a lens for understanding participation in a community as an adaptable process that evolves over time. We use ideas from activity theory as a framework to describe our results. Finally, we describe how activity on the Wikipedia stands in striking contrast to traditional publishing and suggests a new paradigm for collaborative systems. 0 12