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Talk before you type: coordination in Wikipedia
Authors: Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, Jesse Kriss, Frank van Ham [edit item]
Citation: HICSS '07 Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  : . 2007 January 3-6. Big Island, HI, United states. Inst. of Elec. and Elec. Eng. Computer Society.
Publication type: Conference paper
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2007.511.
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Talk before you type: coordination in Wikipedia is a publication by Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, Jesse Kriss, Frank van Ham.


[edit] Abstract

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has attracted attention both because of its popularity and its unconventional policy of letting anyone on the internet edit its articles. This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown. We contrast our findings with an earlier study [11] and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the {Talk"} pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages we find that these pages serve many purposes notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination policy and process. 2007 {IEEE.}"

[edit] Research questions

"This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown."

Research details

Topics: Deliberative collaboration, Quality improvement processes [edit item]
Domains: Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Clone [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, History, Discussion and Q&A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"We contrast our findings with an earlier study and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the "Talk" pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages, we find that these pages serve many purposes, notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy, the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination, policy, and process"

[edit] Comments

""First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization" p. 1"


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AbstractWikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has atWikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has attracted attention both because of its popularity and its unconventional policy of letting anyone on the internet edit its articles. This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown. We contrast our findings with an earlier study [11] and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the {Talk"} pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages we find that these pages serve many purposes notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination policy and process. 2007 {IEEE.}"dination policy and process. 2007 {IEEE.}"
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Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
Comments"First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization" p. 1
ConclusionWe contrast our findings with an earlier sWe contrast our findings with an earlier study and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous growth and high traffic. Second, the fastest growing areas of Wikipedia are devoted to coordination and organization. Finally, we focus on a particular set of pages used to coordinate work, the "Talk" pages. By manually coding the content of a subset of these pages, we find that these pages serve many purposes, notably supporting strategic planning of edits and enforcement of standard guidelines and conventions. Our results suggest that despite the potential for anarchy, the Wikipedia community places a strong emphasis on group coordination, policy, and processon group coordination, policy, and process
Conference locationBig Island, HI, United states +
Dates3-6 +
Doi10.1109/HICSS.2007.511 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Talk%2Bbefore%2Byou%2Btype%3A%2Bcoordination%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22 +
Has authorFernanda B. Viégas +, Martin Wattenberg +, Jesse Kriss + and Frank van Ham +
Has domainInformation systems +
Has topicDeliberative collaboration + and Quality improvement processes +
MonthJanuary +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeConference paper +
Published inHICSS '07 Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences +
PublisherInst. of Elec. and Elec. Eng. Computer Society +
Research designStatistical analysis +
Research questionsThis paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown.
Revid10,014 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleTalk before you type: coordination in Wikipedia
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4076527&tag=1 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionClone +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle +, History + and Discussion and Q&A +
Year2007 +