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A hypersocial-interactive model of Wiki-mediated writing: Collaborative writing in a fan & gamer community
Abstract In this dissertation I argue that writing In this dissertation I argue that writing is a technologically- and socially-inflected activity, and the particular patterns of collaborative writing found on the World of Warcraft Wiki (WoWWiki) are the result of the interactions between a MediaWiki's affordances and the social practices operating in this context. In other contexts, collaborative writing can more closely resemble the "conventional ethos" (Knobel and Lankshear, 2007) of more individualistic notions of authorship often tied to print. With writing projects such as WoWWiki, we can observe a dramatic shift in notions of textual ownership and production towards the communal and collaborative, and I suggest the patterns of collaboration found on WoWWki are evidence of a larger technocultural shift signaling new conditions for literacy. In the midst of this shift, the meaning of "collaboration," "authorship," and "audience" is redefined. Following my introductory chapter, I use textual analysis of talk pages to examine the talk pages of several of WoWWiki featured articles for particular patterns of language use and identify what WoWWikians focus their attention on in the process of writing articles. I argue that collaboration on WoWWiki poses a challenge to models of face to face writing groups and offers unique patterns of collaboration. I then contend that WoWWiki's writing practices are entering a society where the idea of the single author has been strong. Nevertheless, I find evidence of a shared model of text production and collaborative notion of authorship; further, collaboration is disrupted by those who hold author-centric perspectives. Next, I argue that our previous models of audience and writing previously developed around print and, later, hypertext are inadequate because they cannot account for roles readers can take and how writers and readers interact on a wiki. With this new arrangement in collaborative writing evident on WoWWiki, I develop the hypersocial-interactive model of wiki-mediated writing. I conclude by reviewing this dissertation's main arguments regarding wiki-mediated collaborative writing, after which I explore the implications of using wikis for writing instruction. Finally, I discuss the limitations of this study and consider directions for future research on voluntary collaborative wiki-mediated writing.ntary collaborative wiki-mediated writing.
Abstractsub In this dissertation I argue that writing In this dissertation I argue that writing is a technologically- and socially-inflected activity, and the particular patterns of collaborative writing found on the World of Warcraft Wiki (WoWWiki) are the result of the interactions between a MediaWiki's affordances and the social practices operating in this context. In other contexts, collaborative writing can more closely resemble the "conventional ethos" (Knobel and Lankshear, 2007) of more individualistic notions of authorship often tied to print. With writing projects such as WoWWiki, we can observe a dramatic shift in notions of textual ownership and production towards the communal and collaborative, and I suggest the patterns of collaboration found on WoWWki are evidence of a larger technocultural shift signaling new conditions for literacy. In the midst of this shift, the meaning of "collaboration," "authorship," and "audience" is redefined. Following my introductory chapter, I use textual analysis of talk pages to examine the talk pages of several of WoWWiki featured articles for particular patterns of language use and identify what WoWWikians focus their attention on in the process of writing articles. I argue that collaboration on WoWWiki poses a challenge to models of face to face writing groups and offers unique patterns of collaboration. I then contend that WoWWiki's writing practices are entering a society where the idea of the single author has been strong. Nevertheless, I find evidence of a shared model of text production and collaborative notion of authorship; further, collaboration is disrupted by those who hold author-centric perspectives. Next, I argue that our previous models of audience and writing previously developed around print and, later, hypertext are inadequate because they cannot account for roles readers can take and how writers and readers interact on a wiki. With this new arrangement in collaborative writing evident on WoWWiki, I develop the hypersocial-interactive model of wiki-mediated writing. I conclude by reviewing this dissertation's main arguments regarding wiki-mediated collaborative writing, after which I explore the implications of using wikis for writing instruction. Finally, I discuss the limitations of this study and consider directions for future research on voluntary collaborative wiki-mediated writing.ntary collaborative wiki-mediated writing.
Bibtextype phdthesis  +
Has author Rik Hunter +
Has extra keyword Wiki + , Games + , WoWWiki +
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Has reference Personality characteristis of wikipedia members + , Network analysis for wikipedia + , Working with wikis in writing-intensive classes + , An empirical examination of wikipedia's credibility + , Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom + , Collaborative writing tools: something wiki this way comes - or not! + , Visualizing Wiki-Supported Knowledge Building: Co-Evolution of Individual and Collective Knowledge + , Patterns of revision in online writing: a stuy of wikipedia's featured articles + , Vandals, administrators, and sockpuppets, oh my!: an ethnographic study of wikipedia's handling of problem behavior + , Teaching with wikis: toward a networked pedagogy + , Improving Wikipedia's accuracy: Is edit age a solution? + , What motivates Wikipedians? + , Quantitative Analysis of the Wikipedia Community of Users + , Cultural Differences in Collaborative Authoring of Wikipedia + , Creating, destroying, and restoring value in Wikipedia + , The changing space of research: web 2.0 and the integration of research and writing environments + , Online motivational factors: incentives for participation and contribution in wikipedia + , A case of mutual aid: wikipedia, politeness, and perspective taking + , Wikipedia: the happy accident + , The early history of nupedia and wikipedia: a memoir + , Edit me! how gamers are adopting the wiki way + , Studying cooperation and conflict between authors with history flow visualizations +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 22  +
Title A hypersocial-interactive model of Wiki-mediated writing: Collaborative writing in a fan & gamer community +
Type doctoral thesis  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 June 2012 00:48:12  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 June 2012 00:48:12  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2010  +
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