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Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": Settling conflict through ambiguity
Abstract This article discusses how one of the mostThis article discusses how one of the most importantWikipedia policies, the "neutral point of view" (NPOV), is appropriated and interpreted by the participants in the Wikipedia project. By analyzing a set of constitutive documents for the Wikipedian universe, including discussion about NPOV, the authors conclude that ambiguity is at the heart of the policy process on Wikipedia. The overarching conclusion is that ambiguity onWikipedia is not extraneous, but a central ingredient of this wiki project's policymaking. Ambiguity naturally develops from the pluralist and nonhierarchic values of the culture that brought Wikipedia to life, and this conclusion requires that we reconsider the nature of "neutrality" practiced on Wikipedia. Copyrighttrality" practiced on Wikipedia. Copyright
Abstractsub This article discusses how one of the mostThis article discusses how one of the most importantWikipedia policies, the "neutral point of view" (NPOV), is appropriated and interpreted by the participants in the Wikipedia project. By analyzing a set of constitutive documents for the Wikipedian universe, including discussion about NPOV, the authors conclude that ambiguity is at the heart of the policy process on Wikipedia. The overarching conclusion is that ambiguity onWikipedia is not extraneous, but a central ingredient of this wiki project's policymaking. Ambiguity naturally develops from the pluralist and nonhierarchic values of the culture that brought Wikipedia to life, and this conclusion requires that we reconsider the nature of "neutrality" practiced on Wikipedia. Copyrighttrality" practiced on Wikipedia. Copyright
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1080/01972243.2011.534368  +
Has author Matei S.A. + , Caius Dobrescu +
Has keyword Ambiguity + , Collaboration + , Conflict + , Editor + , Policy + , Power + , Social media + , Wiki + , Wikipedia +
Issn 1972243  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 40–51  +
Published in Information Society +
Title Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": Settling conflict through ambiguity +
Type journal article  +
Volume 27  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 12:33:45  +
Categories Duplicate publication  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 12:33:45  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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