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Talk before you type: Coordination in Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has atWikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has attracted attention both because of its popularity and its unconventional policy of letting anyone on the internet edit its articles. This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown. We contrast our findings with an earlier study [11] and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the "Talk" pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages, we find that these pages serve many purposes, notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy, the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination, policy, and process.n group coordination, policy, and process.
Abstractsub Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has atWikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has attracted attention both because of its popularity and its unconventional policy of letting anyone on the internet edit its articles. This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown. We contrast our findings with an earlier study [11] and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the "Talk" pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages, we find that these pages serve many purposes, notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy, the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination, policy, and process.n group coordination, policy, and process.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1109/HICSS.2007.511  +
Has author Viegas F.B. + , Martin Wattenberg + , Jesse Kriss + , Frank van Ham +
Has extra keyword Online systems + , Websites + , Internet edit + , Wikipedia community + , Internet +
Isbn 0769527558; 9780769527550  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 11  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences +
Title Talk before you type: Coordination in Wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2007 +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:00:17  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2007  +
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