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Managing complexity: Strategies for group awareness and coordinated action in wikipedia
Abstract In online groups, increasing explicit coorIn online groups, increasing explicit coordination can increase group cohesion and member productivity. On Wikipedia, groups called WikiProjects employ a variety of explicit coordination mechanisms to motivate and structure member contribution, with the goal of creating and improving articles related to particular topics. However, while explicit coordination works well for coordinating article-level actions, coordinating group tasks and tracking progress towards group goals that involve tracking hundreds or thousands of articles over time requires different coordination strategies. To lower the coordination cost of monitoring and task-routing, WikiProjects centralize coordination activity on WikiProject pages - "micro-sites" that provide a centralized repository of project tools, tasks and targets, and discussion for explicit group coordination. These tools can facilitate shared awareness of member and non-member editing activity on articles that the project cares about. However, whether these tools are as effective at motivating members as explicit coordination, and whether they elicit the same kind of contributions, has not been studied. In this study, we examine one such tool, Hot Articles, and compare its effect on the editing behavior of WikiProject members with a more common, explicit coordination mechanism: making edit requests on the project talk page. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3. Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI): Group and organization interfaces. General Terms Human Factors; Design; Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM.; Design; Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM.
Abstractsub In online groups, increasing explicit coorIn online groups, increasing explicit coordination can increase group cohesion and member productivity. On Wikipedia, groups called WikiProjects employ a variety of explicit coordination mechanisms to motivate and structure member contribution, with the goal of creating and improving articles related to particular topics. However, while explicit coordination works well for coordinating article-level actions, coordinating group tasks and tracking progress towards group goals that involve tracking hundreds or thousands of articles over time requires different coordination strategies. To lower the coordination cost of monitoring and task-routing, WikiProjects centralize coordination activity on WikiProject pages - "micro-sites" that provide a centralized repository of project tools, tasks and targets, and discussion for explicit group coordination. These tools can facilitate shared awareness of member and non-member editing activity on articles that the project cares about. However, whether these tools are as effective at motivating members as explicit coordination, and whether they elicit the same kind of contributions, has not been studied. In this study, we examine one such tool, Hot Articles, and compare its effect on the editing behavior of WikiProject members with a more common, explicit coordination mechanism: making edit requests on the project talk page. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3. Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI): Group and organization interfaces. General Terms Human Factors; Design; Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM.; Design; Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2491055.2491060  +
Has author Gilbert M. + , Morgan J.T. + , David W. McDonald + , Mark Zachry +
Has extra keyword Ambient awareness + , Awareness tool + , Hot articles + , Wikipedia + , Wikiprojects + , Tool +
Has keyword Ambient awareness + , Awareness tools + , Hot articles + , Wikipedia + , Wikiprojects +
Isbn 9781450318525  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 +
Title Managing complexity: Strategies for group awareness and coordinated action in wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 15:47:49  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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