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Making Peripheral Participation Legitimate: Reader Engagement Experiments in Wikipedia
Abstract Open collaboration communities thrive whenOpen collaboration communities thrive when participation is plentiful. Recent research has shown that the English Wikipedia community has constructed a vast and accurate information resource primarily through the monumental effort of a relatively small number of active, volunteer editors. Beyond Wikipedia's active editor community is a substantially larger pool of potential participants: readers. In this paper we describe a set of field experiments using the Article Feedback Tool, a system designed to elicit lightweight contributions from Wikipedia's readers. Through the lens of social learning theory and comparisons to related work in open bug tracking software, we evaluate the costs and benefits of the expanded participation model and show both qualitatively and quantitatively that peripheral contributors add value to an open collaboration community as long as the cost of identifying low quality contributions remains low.ing low quality contributions remains low.
Abstractsub Open collaboration communities thrive whenOpen collaboration communities thrive when participation is plentiful. Recent research has shown that the English Wikipedia community has constructed a vast and accurate information resource primarily through the monumental effort of a relatively small number of active, volunteer editors. Beyond Wikipedia's active editor community is a substantially larger pool of potential participants: readers. In this paper we describe a set of field experiments using the Article Feedback Tool, a system designed to elicit lightweight contributions from Wikipedia's readers. Through the lens of social learning theory and comparisons to related work in open bug tracking software, we evaluate the costs and benefits of the expanded participation model and show both qualitatively and quantitatively that peripheral contributors add value to an open collaboration community as long as the cost of identifying low quality contributions remains low.ing low quality contributions remains low.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Aaron Halfaker + , Oliver Keyes + , Dario Taraborelli +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Social learning + , Legitimate peripheral participation + , Quatitative + , Experiment + , Participation + , Open production +
Has paywall mirror http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2441776.2441872  +
Has reference Readers are not free-riders: reading as a form of participation on Wikipedia + , Becoming wikipedian: transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia + , SuggestBot: using intelligent task routing to help people find work in Wikipedia + , The work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: the banning of a vandal + , A jury of your peers: Quality, experience and ownership in Wikipedia + , Don't bite the newbies: how reverts affect the quantity and quality of Wikipedia work + , Creating, destroying, and restoring value in Wikipedia + , The singularity is not near: slowing growth of Wikipedia +
Has remote mirror http://halfaker.info/publications/Making_Peripheral_Participation_Legitimate  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 8  +
Pages 849-860  +
Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Published in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work +
Title Making Peripheral Participation Legitimate: Reader Engagement Experiments in Wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 August 2013 19:23:34  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 August 2013 19:23:34  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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