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Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system
Abstract Wikipedia is often considered as an examplWikipedia is often considered as an example of ‘collaborative knowledge’. Researchers have contested the value of Wikipedia content on various accounts. Some have disputed the ability of anonymous amateurs to produce quality information, while others have contested Wikipedia’s claim to accuracy and neutrality. Even if these concerns about Wikipedia as an encyclopaedic genre are relevant, they misguidedly focus on human agents only. Wikipedia’s advance is not only enabled by its human resources, but is equally defined by the technological tools and managerial dynamics that structure and maintain its content. This article analyses the sociotechnical system — the intricate collaboration between human users and automated content agents — that defines Wikipedia as a knowledge instrument.fines Wikipedia as a knowledge instrument.
Abstractsub Wikipedia is often considered as an examplWikipedia is often considered as an example of ‘collaborative knowledge’. Researchers have contested the value of Wikipedia content on various accounts. Some have disputed the ability of anonymous amateurs to produce quality information, while others have contested Wikipedia’s claim to accuracy and neutrality. Even if these concerns about Wikipedia as an encyclopaedic genre are relevant, they misguidedly focus on human agents only. Wikipedia’s advance is not only enabled by its human resources, but is equally defined by the technological tools and managerial dynamics that structure and maintain its content. This article analyses the sociotechnical system — the intricate collaboration between human users and automated content agents — that defines Wikipedia as a knowledge instrument.fines Wikipedia as a knowledge instrument.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 9680672  +
Doi 10.1177/1461444810365297  +
Has author Sabine Niederer + , José van Dijck +
Issue 8  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1368-1387  +
Title Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system +
Type unknown  +
Volume 12  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 14:16:54  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 September 2014 22:11:55  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2010  +
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