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Hot off the Wiki: Dynamics, Practices, and Structures in Wikipedia’s Coverage of the Tōhoku Catastrophes
Abstract Wikipedia editors are uniquely motivated tWikipedia editors are uniquely motivated to collaborate around current and breaking news events. However, the speed, urgency, and intensity with which these collaborations unfold also impose a substantial burden on editors’ abilities to effectively coordinate tasks and process information. We analyze the patterns of activity on Wikipedia following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami to understand the dynamics of editor attention and participation, novel practices employed to collaborate on these articles, and the resulting coauthorship structures which emerge between editors and articles. Our findings have implications for supporting future coverage of breaking news articles, theorizing about motivations to participate in online community, and illuminating Wikipedia’s potential role in storing cultural memories of catastrophe. storing cultural memories of catastrophe.
Abstractsub Wikipedia editors are uniquely motivated tWikipedia editors are uniquely motivated to collaborate around current and breaking news events. However, the speed, urgency, and intensity with which these collaborations unfold also impose a substantial burden on editors’ abilities to effectively coordinate tasks and process information. We analyze the patterns of activity on Wikipedia following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami to understand the dynamics of editor attention and participation, novel practices employed to collaborate on these articles, and the resulting coauthorship structures which emerge between editors and articles. Our findings have implications for supporting future coverage of breaking news articles, theorizing about motivations to participate in online community, and illuminating Wikipedia’s potential role in storing cultural memories of catastrophe. storing cultural memories of catastrophe.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Brian Keegan + , Darren Gergle + , Darren Contractor +
Has extra keyword Talk page +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Breaking news + , Current events + , Network analysis + , Bipartite network + , Emergent group + , High tempo + , Collaboration +
Has remote mirror http://www.wikisym.org/ws2011/_media/proceedings:p105-keegan.pdf  +
Language English +
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Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in WikiSym +
Title Hot off the Wiki: Dynamics, Practices, and Structures in Wikipedia’s Coverage of the Tōhoku Catastrophes +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 April 2012 09:33:56  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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