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Value Production in a Collaborative Environment: Sociophysical Studies of Wikipedia
Abstract We review some recent endeavors and add soWe review some recent endeavors and add some new results to characterize and understand underlying mechanisms in Wikipedia (WP), the paradigmatic example of collaborative value production. We analyzed the statistics of editorial activity in different languages and observed typical circadian and weekly patterns, which enabled us to estimate the geographical origins of contributions to WPs in languages spoken in several time zones. Using a recently introduced measure we showed that the editorial activities have intrinsic dependencies in the burstiness of events. A comparison of the English and Simple English WPs revealed important aspects of language complexity and showed how peer cooperation solved the task of enhancing readability. One of our focus issues was characterizing the conflicts or edit wars in WPs, which helped us to automatically filter out controversial pages. When studying the temporal evolution of the controversiality of such pages we identified typical patterns and classified conflicts accordingly. Our quantitative analysis provides the basis of modeling conflicts and their resolution in collaborative environments and contribute to the understanding of this issue, which becomes increasingly important with the development of information communication technology.t of information communication technology.
Abstractsub We review some recent endeavors and add soWe review some recent endeavors and add some new results to characterize and understand underlying mechanisms in Wikipedia (WP), the paradigmatic example of collaborative value production. We analyzed the statistics of editorial activity in different languages and observed typical circadian and weekly patterns, which enabled us to estimate the geographical origins of contributions to WPs in languages spoken in several time zones. Using a recently introduced measure we showed that the editorial activities have intrinsic dependencies in the burstiness of events. A comparison of the English and Simple English WPs revealed important aspects of language complexity and showed how peer cooperation solved the task of enhancing readability. One of our focus issues was characterizing the conflicts or edit wars in WPs, which helped us to automatically filter out controversial pages. When studying the temporal evolution of the controversiality of such pages we identified typical patterns and classified conflicts accordingly. Our quantitative analysis provides the basis of modeling conflicts and their resolution in collaborative environments and contribute to the understanding of this issue, which becomes increasingly important with the development of information communication technology.t of information communication technology.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1007/s10955-013-0728-6  +
Has author Taha Yasseri + , Kertesz J. +
Has keyword Burstiness + , Conflict + , Human dynamics + , Language complexity + , Opinion dynamics + , Peer-production + , Social dynamics + , User generated content + , Wikipedia +
Issn 224715  +
Issue 0003-01-04  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 414–439  +
Published in Journal of Statistical Physics +
Title Value Production in a Collaborative Environment: Sociophysical Studies of Wikipedia +
Type journal article  +
Volume 151  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 20:26:08  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 20:26:08  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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