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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 observe 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 activity 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 observe 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 activity 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 misc  +
Has author Taha Yasseri + , János Kertész +
Has keyword Peer-production + , User generated content + , Wikipedia + , Social dynamics + , Burstiness + , Human dynamics + , Conflict + , Language complexity +
Has remote mirror http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.5130  +
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Title Value production in a collaborative environment: Sociophysical studies of Wikipedia +
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Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 September 2012 15:04:46  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 September 2012 15:22:26  +
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