A data-driven sketch of Wikipedia editors

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A Data-Driven Sketch of Wikipedia Editors
Authors: Robert West, Ingmar Weber, Carlos Castillo [edit item]
Citation: WWW (Posters)  : . 2012.
Publication type: Conference paper
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A Data-Driven Sketch of Wikipedia Editors is a publication by Robert West, Ingmar Weber, Carlos Castillo.


[edit] Abstract

Who edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed light on this question by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!’s browser toolbar in order to analyze Wikipedians’ editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in pop culture. Then we inspect how editors’ general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intu- ition that editors show more expertise in their active domains than average users. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users’ prevalent source of information and can help in recruiting new editors.

[edit] Research questions

"How do Wikipedia readers and editor spend the rest of their onlines lives?"

Research details

Topics: Cultural and linguistic effects on participation [edit item]
Domains: Computer science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Content analysis [edit item]
Data source: Computer usage logs [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, User [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

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AbstractWho edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed liWho edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed light on this question by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!’s browser toolbar in order to analyze Wikipedians’ editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in pop culture. Then we inspect how editors’ general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intu- ition that editors show more expertise in their active domains than average users. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users’ prevalent source of information and can help in recruiting new editors.on and can help in recruiting new editors.
Added by wikilit teamNo but verified +
Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
Data sourceComputer usage logs +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22A%2BData-Driven%2BSketch%2Bof%2BWikipedia%2BEditors%22 +
Has authorRobert West +, Ingmar Weber + and Carlos Castillo +
Has domainComputer science +
Has topicCultural and linguistic effects on participation +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeConference paper +
Published inWWW (Posters) +
Research designContent analysis +
Research questionsHow do Wikipedia readers and editor spend the rest of their onlines lives?
Revid10,632 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleA Data-Driven Sketch of Wikipedia Editors
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://chato.cl/papers/west_weber_castillo_2012_data_driven_sketch_wikipedia_editors.pdf +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle + and User +
Year2012 +