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What do you think? The structuring of an online community as a collective-sensemaking process
Abstract I observe conversations that take place asI observe conversations that take place as Wikipedia members negotiate, construct, and interpret its policies. Logs of these conversations offer a rare perhaps unparalleled opportunity to track how individuals, as they try to make sense, engage others in social interacts that become a collective processes of sensemaking. I draw upon Weick's model of sensemaking as committed- interpretation, which I ground in a qualitative inquiry into policy discussion pages, in attempt to explain how structuration emerges as interpretations are negotiated, and then committed through conversation, and as they are reified in the policy. I argue that the wiki environment provides conditions that help commitments form, strengthen and diffuse, and that this, in turn, helps explain trends of stabilization observed in previous research. The proposed model may prove useful for understanding structurational processes in other large wiki communities, and potentially in other radically open organizations.lly in other radically open organizations.
Abstractsub I observe conversations that take place asI observe conversations that take place as Wikipedia members negotiate, construct, and interpret its policies. Logs of these conversations offer a rare perhaps unparalleled opportunity to track how individuals, as they try to make sense, engage others in social interacts that become a collective processes of sensemaking. I draw upon Weick's model of sensemaking as committed- interpretation, which I ground in a qualitative inquiry into policy discussion pages, in attempt to explain how structuration emerges as interpretations are negotiated, and then committed through conversation, and as they are reified in the policy. I argue that the wiki environment provides conditions that help commitments form, strengthen and diffuse, and that this, in turn, helps explain trends of stabilization observed in previous research. The proposed model may prove useful for understanding structurational processes in other large wiki communities, and potentially in other radically open organizations.lly in other radically open organizations.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2145204.2145266  +
Has author Nagar Y. +
Has extra keyword Collective-intelligence + , Distributed cognition + , Organization studies and organizational theory + , Structuration + , Wikipedia + , Computer-Supported Cooperative Work + , Interactive computer systems + , Websites +
Has keyword Collective-intelligence + , Distributed cognition and social cognition + , Organization studies and organizational theory + , Sensemaking and structuration + , Wikipedia +
Isbn 9781450310864  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 393–402  +
Title What do you think? The structuring of an online community as a collective-sensemaking process +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:13:23  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:13:23  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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