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My kind of people?: perceptions about Wikipedia contributors and their motivations
Abstract Perceptions of information products such aPerceptions of information products such as Wikipedia can depend on assumptions and stereotypes about the people who create them. As new Wikipedians consider contributing they are likely to apply such assumptions and ask themselves: "Are Wikipedia contributors my kind of people? Is this a group I'd like to belong to?" In this qualitative study I address the potential challenge of these questions by exploring readers and infrequent editors' perceptions of Wikipedia contributors and their motivations. Through analysis of twenty semi-structured interviews, I find evidence of strong negative perceptions as well as positive ones which nonetheless prevent users from identifying with active Wikipedia contributors. I argue that these perceptions present a barrier to the progression of participation over time. I conclude by discussing the practical challenges of my findings for Wikipedia and other online collaborative systems.ia and other online collaborative systems.
Abstractsub Perceptions of information products such aPerceptions of information products such as Wikipedia can depend on assumptions and stereotypes about the people who create them. As new Wikipedians consider contributing they are likely to apply such assumptions and ask themselves: "Are Wikipedia contributors my kind of people? Is this a group I'd like to belong to?" In this qualitative study I address the potential challenge of these questions by exploring readers and infrequent editors' perceptions of Wikipedia contributors and their motivations. Through analysis of twenty semi-structured interviews, I find evidence of strong negative perceptions as well as positive ones which nonetheless prevent users from identifying with active Wikipedia contributors. I argue that these perceptions present a barrier to the progression of participation over time. I conclude by discussing the practical challenges of my findings for Wikipedia and other online collaborative systems.ia and other online collaborative systems.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Citeulike 9395088  +
Doi 10.1145/1978942.1979451  +
Has author Judd Antin +
Has paywall mirror http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1979451  +
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Has slides http://www.slideshare.net/jantin/antin-my-kind-of-people-clean-7987385  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 14  +
Pages 3411-3420  +
Published in Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems +
Title My kind of people?: perceptions about Wikipedia contributors and their motivations +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 January 2012 22:14:49  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 June 2012 03:10:40  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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