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The Hidden Order of Wikipedia
Abstract We examine the procedural side of WikipediWe examine the procedural side of Wikipedia, the well-known internet encyclopedia. Despite the lack of structure in the underlying wiki technology, users abide by hundreds of rules and follow well-defined processes. Our case study is the Featured Article (FA) process, one of the best established procedures on the site. We analyze the FA process through the theoretical framework of commons governance, and demonstrate how this process blends elements of traditional workflow with peer production. We conclude that rather than encouraging anarchy, many aspects of wiki technology lend themselves to the collective creation of formalized process and policy.creation of formalized process and policy.
Abstractsub We examine the procedural side of WikipediWe examine the procedural side of Wikipedia, the well-known internet encyclopedia. Despite the lack of structure in the underlying wiki technology, users abide by hundreds of rules and follow well-defined processes. Our case study is the Featured Article (FA) process, one of the best established procedures on the site. We analyze the FA process through the theoretical framework of commons governance, and demonstrate how this process blends elements of traditional workflow with peer production. We conclude that rather than encouraging anarchy, many aspects of wiki technology lend themselves to the collective creation of formalized process and policy.creation of formalized process and policy.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 1842610  +
Doi 10.1007/978-3-540-73257-0_49  +
Has author Fernanda B. Viégas + , Martin Wattenberg + , Matthew McKeon +
Has remote mirror ftp://bo.mirror.garr.it/pub/pub/1/epics-at-lnl/WikiDumps/localhost/hidden_order_wikipedia.pdf  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 8  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 445-454  +
Title The Hidden Order of Wikipedia +
Type unknown  +
Year 2007 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 10:36:27  +
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 21:02:31  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2007  +
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