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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 important Wikipedia 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 on Wikipedia 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.re of “neutrality” practiced on Wikipedia.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Conclusion the authors conclude that ambiguity is at the authors conclude that ambiguity is at the heart of the policy process on Wikipedia. The overarching conclusion is that ambiguity on Wikipedia is not extraneous, but a central ingredient of this wiki project’s policy-making. Ambiguity naturally develops from the pluralist and non-hierarchic values of the culture that brought Wikipedia to life, and this conclusion requires that we reconsider the nature of “neutrality” practiced on Wikipedia.re of “neutrality” practiced on Wikipedia.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1080/01972243.2011.534368 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%27s%2B%22neutral%2Bpoint%2Bof%2Bview%22%3A%2Bsettling%2Bconflict%2Bthrough%2Bambiguity%22  +
Has author Sorin Adam Matei + , Caius Dobrescu +
Has domain Computer science + , Information science + , Information systems +
Has topic Policies and governance +
Issue 1  +
Pages 40-51  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in The Information Society: An International Journal +
Research design Discourse analysis  +
Research questions This article discusses how one of the most important Wikipedia policies, the “neutral point of view” (NPOV), is appropriated and interpreted by the participants in the Wikipedia project.
Revid 11,069  +
Theories N/A
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": settling conflict through ambiguity
Unit of analysis Edit  + , User  +
Url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01972243.2011.534368  +
Volume 27  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Policy:talk  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 1 August 2013 17:51:58  +
Categories Policies and governance  + , Computer science  + , Information science  + , Information systems  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:36  +
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