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Is Wikipedia growing a longer tail?
Abstract Wikipedia has millions of articles, many oWikipedia has millions of articles, many of which receive little attention. One group of Wikipedians believes these obscure entries should be removed because they are uninteresting and neglected; these are the [[deletionists]]. Other Wikipedians disagree, arguing that this [[long tail]] of articles is precisely Wikipedia's advantage over other encyclopedias; these are the [[inclusionists]]. This paper looks at two overarching questions on the debate between deletionists and inclusionists: (1) What are the implications to the long tail of the evolving standards for article birth and death? (2) How is viewership affected by the decreasing [[notability]] of articles in the long tail? The answers to five detailed research questions that are inspired by these overarching questions should help better frame this debate and provide insight into how Wikipedia is evolving.de insight into how Wikipedia is evolving.
Abstractsub Wikipedia has millions of articles, many oWikipedia has millions of articles, many of which receive little attention. One group of Wikipedians believes these obscure entries should be removed because they are uninteresting and neglected; these are the [[deletionists]]. Other Wikipedians disagree, arguing that this [[long tail]] of articles is precisely Wikipedia's advantage over other encyclopedias; these are the [[inclusionists]]. This paper looks at two overarching questions on the debate between deletionists and inclusionists: (1) What are the implications to the long tail of the evolving standards for article birth and death? (2) How is viewership affected by the decreasing [[notability]] of articles in the long tail? The answers to five detailed research questions that are inspired by these overarching questions should help better frame this debate and provide insight into how Wikipedia is evolving.de insight into how Wikipedia is evolving.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 5826636  +
Doi 10.1145/1531674.1531690  +
Has author S. K. Lam + , J. Riedl +
Has remote mirror http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~lam/papers/lam_group2009_wikipedia-longer-tail.pdf  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 105-114  +
Title Is Wikipedia growing a longer tail? +
Type unknown  +
Year 2009 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 11:26:13  +
Categories Publications without published in parameter  + , Publications without keywords parameter  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 February 2012 20:53:06  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2009  +
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