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A data-driven sketch of Wikipedia editors
Abstract Who edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed liWho edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed light on this question by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!'s browser toolbar in order to analyzeWikipedians' editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in pop culture. Then we inspect how editors' general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intuition that editors show more expertise in their active domains than average users. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users' prevalent source of information and can help in recruiting new editors. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
Abstractsub Who edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed liWho edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed light on this question by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!'s browser toolbar in order to analyzeWikipedians' editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in pop culture. Then we inspect how editors' general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intuition that editors show more expertise in their active domains than average users. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users' prevalent source of information and can help in recruiting new editors. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2187980.2188162  +
Has author Robert West + , Ingmar Weber + , Carlos Castillo +
Has extra keyword Expertise + , Log data + , Online behavior + , Pop culture + , Toolbars + , Web usage + , Web users + , Wikipedia + , File editors + , Hardware + , World Wide Web + , Websites +
Has keyword Editors + , Expertise + , Web usage + , Wikipedia +
Isbn 9781450312301  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 631–632  +
Published in WWW'12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion +
Title A data-driven sketch of Wikipedia editors +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 18:35:18  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 18:35:18  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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