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Ambiguity and conflict in the Wikipedian knowledge production system
Abstract The paper analyzes the manner in which theThe paper analyzes the manner in which the most important implicit explanatory framework, emergence theory, and the central Wikipedia policy, the "Neutral point of view," are appropriated and reinterpreted by Wikipedia actors. Analyzing mailing list messages posted on Wikipedia-l and on Wikipedia's "Neutral Point of View Policy" discussion page (a footnoting space used for coordinating the editorial process on Wikipedia) the paper comes to the conclusion that the debates are often conflictual and their solution is found in ambiguity. The overarching conclusion is that conflict and ambiguity on Wikipedia are not extraneous, but central ingredients of this wiki project. They naturally develop from the pluralist and non-hierarchic nature of the medium and of the culture that brought it to life.nd of the culture that brought it to life.
Abstractsub The paper analyzes the manner in which theThe paper analyzes the manner in which the most important implicit explanatory framework, emergence theory, and the central Wikipedia policy, the "Neutral point of view," are appropriated and reinterpreted by Wikipedia actors. Analyzing mailing list messages posted on Wikipedia-l and on Wikipedia's "Neutral Point of View Policy" discussion page (a footnoting space used for coordinating the editorial process on Wikipedia) the paper comes to the conclusion that the debates are often conflictual and their solution is found in ambiguity. The overarching conclusion is that conflict and ambiguity on Wikipedia are not extraneous, but central ingredients of this wiki project. They naturally develop from the pluralist and non-hierarchic nature of the medium and of the culture that brought it to life.nd of the culture that brought it to life.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Caius Dobrescu Sorin Adam Matei +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Conflict + , Policy + , Ambiguity + , Process + , Neutral point of view + , Rules + , Editors + , Revert wars +
Has remote mirror http://matei.org/ithink/papers/ambiguity-conflict-wikipedia/  +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in International Communication Association Annual Conference, Dresden, Germany +
Title Ambiguity and conflict in the Wikipedian knowledge production system +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2006 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 September 2014 17:39:39  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2006  +
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