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Imagining the Wikipedia community: What do Wikipedia authors mean when they write about their 'community'?
Abstract This article examines the way Wikipedia auThis article examines the way Wikipedia authors write their 'community' into being. Mobilizing concepts regarding the communicative constitution of communities, the computer-mediated conversation between editors were investigated using Grounded Theory procedures. The analysis yielded an empirically grounded theory of the users' self-understanding of the Wikipedia community as ethos-action community. Hence, this study contributes to research on online community-building as it shifts the focus from structural criteria for communities to the discursive level of community formation.e discursive level of community formation.
Abstractsub This article examines the way Wikipedia auThis article examines the way Wikipedia authors write their 'community' into being. Mobilizing concepts regarding the communicative constitution of communities, the computer-mediated conversation between editors were investigated using Grounded Theory procedures. The analysis yielded an empirically grounded theory of the users' self-understanding of the Wikipedia community as ethos-action community. Hence, this study contributes to research on online community-building as it shifts the focus from structural criteria for communities to the discursive level of community formation.e discursive level of community formation.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1177/1461444810378364  +
Has author Christian Pentzold +
Has keyword Computer-mediated communication + , Grounded Theory + , Online community + , Wikipedia +
Issn 14614448  +
Issue 5  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 704–721  +
Published in New Media and Society +
Title Imagining the Wikipedia community: What do Wikipedia authors mean when they write about their 'community'? +
Type journal article  +
Volume 13  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 01:55:46  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 01:55:46  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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