Travis Kriplean

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Travis Kriplean is an author.

Publications

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Collaborative sensemaking during admin permission granting in Wikipedia Collaboration software
Contributor systems
Sensemaking
System administration
Lecture Notes in Computer Science English 2011 A self-governed, open contributor system such as Wikipedia depends upon those who are invested in the system to participate as administrators. Processes for selecting which system contributors will be allowed to assume administrative roles in such communities have developed in the last few years as these systems mature. However, little is yet known about such processes, which are becoming increasingly important for the health and maintenance of contributor systems that are becoming increasingly important in the knowledge economy. This paper reports the results of an exploratory study of how members of the Wikipedia community engage in collaborative sensemaking when deciding which members to advance to admin status. 0 0
Collaborative sensemaking during admin permission granting in wikipedia Collaboration software
Contributor systems
Sensemaking
System administration
OCSC English 2011 0 0
Formalization and community investment in wikipedia's regulating texts: The role of essays Computer-mediated communication
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Sociotechnical systems
Wiki
SIGDOC'09 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication English 2009 This poster presents ongoing research on how discursive and editing behaviors are regulated on Wikipedia by means of documented rules and practices. Our analysis focuses on three types of collaboratively-created policy document (policies, guidelines and essays), that have been formalized to different degrees and represent different degrees of community investment. We employ a content analysis methodology to explore how these regulating texts differ according to a) the aspects of editor behavior, content standards and community principles that they address, and b) how they are used by Wikipedians engaged in 'talk' page discussions to inform, persuade and coordinate with one another. 0 0
Formalization and community investment in wikipedia's regulating texts: the role of essays Computer-mediated communication
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Sociotechnical systems
Wiki
SIGDOC English 2009 0 0
Articulations of wikiwork: Uncovering valued work in wikipedia through barnstars Articulation work
Barnstars
Commons-based peer production
Online community
Wikipedia
English 2008 Successful online communities have complex cooperative arrangements, articulations of work, and integration practices. They require technical infrastructure to support a broad division of labor. Yet the research literature lacks empirical studies that detail which types of work are valued by participants in an online community. A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars - personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants - reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Our analysis develops a theoretical lens for understanding how wiki software supports the creation of articulations of work. We give implications of our results for communities engaged in large-scale collaborations. Copyright 2008 ACM. 0 1
Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens Policy use
Governance
Wikipedia
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, AAAI, March 31, 2008 (ICWSM '08) 2008 While previous studies have used the Wikipedia dataset to provide an understanding of its growth, there have been few attempts to quantitatively analyze the establishment and evolution of the rich social practices that support this editing community. One such social practice is the enactment and creation of Wikipedian policies. We focus on the enactment of policies in discussions on the talk pages that accompany each article. These policy citations are a valuable micro-to-macro connection between everyday action, communal norms and the governance structure of Wikipedia. We find that policies are widely used by registered users and administrators, that their use is converging and stabilizing in and across these groups, and that their use illustrates the growing importance of certain classes of work, in particular source attribution. We also find that participation in Wikipedias governance structure is inclusionary in practice. 0 0
Wikipedian self-governance in action: Motivating the policy lens ICWSM 2008 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media English 2008 While previous studies have used the Wikipedia dataset to provide an understanding of its growth, there have been few attempts to quantitatively analyze the establishment and evolution of the rich social practices that support this editing community. One such social practice is the enactment and creation of Wikipedian policies. We focus on the enactment of policies in discussions on the talk pages that accompany each article. These policy citations are a valuable micro-to-macro connection between everyday action, communal norms and the governance structure of Wikipedia. We find that policies are widely used by registered users and administrators, that their use is converging and stabilizing in and across these groups, and that their use illustrates the growing importance of certain classes of work, in particular source attribution. We also find that participation in Wikipedia's governance structure is inclusionary in practice. Copyright © 2008, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved. 0 0
Community, Consensus, Coercion, Control: CS*W or How Policy Mediates Mass Participation Wikipedia
Collaborative authoring
Community
Policy
Power
GROUP 2007 -- ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work. 2007 When large groups cooperate, issues of conflict and control surface because of differences in perspective. Managing such diverse views is a persistent problem in cooperative group work. The Wikipedian community has responded with an evolving body of policies that provide shared principles, processes, and strategies for collaboration. We employ a grounded approach to study a sample of active talk pages and examine how policies are employed as contributors work towards consensus. Although policies help build a stronger community, we find that ambiguities in policies give rise to power plays. This lens demonstrates that support for mass collaboration must take into account policy and power. 0 5
Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation Collaborative authoring
Community
Policy
Power
Wikipedia
GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work English 2007 When large groups cooperate, issues of conflict and control surface because of differences in perspective. Managing such diverse views is a persistent problem in cooperative group work. The Wikipedian community has responded with an evolving body of policies that provide shared principles, processes, and strategies for collaboration. We employ a grounded approach to study a sample of active talk pages and examine how policies are employed as contributors work towards consensus. Although policies help build a stronger community, we find that ambiguities in policies give rise to power plays. This lens demonstrates that support for mass collaboration must take into account policy and power. 0 5