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Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia stands as an undeniable success Wikipedia stands as an undeniable success in online participation and collaboration. However, previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e., the number of revisions in an article’s revision history) and diversity (i.e., the number of authors that have contributed to a given article) or have made generalizations about collaboration within Wikipedia based upon the content validity of a few select articles. By looking more closely at metrics associated with each extant Wikipedia article (N=3,427,236) along with all revisions (N=225,226,370), this study attempts to understand what collaboration within Wikipedia actually looks like under the surface. Findings suggest that typical Wikipedia articles are not rigorous, in a collaborative sense, and do not reflect much diversity in the construction of content and macro–structural writing, leading to the conclusion that most articles in Wikipedia are not reflective of the collaborative efforts of the community but, rather, represent the work of relatively few contributors.t the work of relatively few contributors.
Abstractsub Wikipedia stands as an undeniable success Wikipedia stands as an undeniable success in online participation and collaboration. However, previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e., the number of revisions in an article’s revision history) and diversity (i.e., the number of authors that have contributed to a given article) or have made generalizations about collaboration within Wikipedia based upon the content validity of a few select articles. By looking more closely at metrics associated with each extant Wikipedia article (N=3,427,236) along with all revisions (N=225,226,370), this study attempts to understand what collaboration within Wikipedia actually looks like under the surface. Findings suggest that typical Wikipedia articles are not rigorous, in a collaborative sense, and do not reflect much diversity in the construction of content and macro–structural writing, leading to the conclusion that most articles in Wikipedia are not reflective of the collaborative efforts of the community but, rather, represent the work of relatively few contributors.t the work of relatively few contributors.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Royce Kimmons +
Has extra keyword Collaboration + , Talk page +
Has reference An empirical examination of wikipedia’s credibility + , Internet encyclopaedias go head to head + , Patterns of revision in online writing: a study of wikipedia’s featured articles + , Power of the few vs. wisdom of the crowd: wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie + , Identifying and understanding the problems of wikipedia’s peer governance: the case of inclusionists versus deletionists + , Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource + , Evaluating quality control of wikipedia’s feature articles + , Assessing the value of cooperation in wikipedia +
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Issue 12  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 8  +
Published in First Monday +
Title Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 16  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 April 2012 09:47:50  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 May 2012 04:44:45  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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