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Cooperation and Cognition in Wikipedia

The new socio-technological systems of the internet involve complex collaborative behaviors, of which Wikis in general are a particular successful case, and especially Wikipedia. This encyclopedia has created and harnessed new social and work dynamics, which can provide insight into … Continue reading

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Coordinating the Commons – Diversity & Dynamics in Open Collaborations

The success of Wikipedia demonstrates that open collaboration can be an effective model for organizing geographically distributed volunteers to perform complex, sustained work at a massive scale. However, Wikipedia’s history also demonstrates some of the challenges that large, long-term open … Continue reading

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Assessing the Quality of Wikipedia Pages Using Edit Longevity and Contributor Centrality

In this paper we address the challenge of assessing the quality of Wikipedia pages using scores derived from edit contribution and contributor authoritativeness measures. The hypothesis is that pages with significant contributions from authoritative contributors are likely to be high-quality … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – community or social movement?

In recent years a new realm for study of political and sociological phenomena has appeared, the Internet, contributing to major changes in our societies during its relatively brief existence. Within cyberspace, organizations whose existence is increasingly tied to this virtual … Continue reading

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Scaling Consensus: Increasing Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance

Read   How does “self-governance” happen in Wikipedia?  Through in-depth interviews with eleven individuals who have held a variety of responsibilities in the English Wikipedia, we obtained rich descriptions of how various forces produce and regulate social structures on the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Order of Wikipedia

Read   We examine the procedural side of Wikipedia, the well-known internet encyclopedia. Despite the lack of structure in the underlying wiki technology, users abide by hundreds of rules and follow well-defined processes. Our case study is the Featured Article … Continue reading

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