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|abstract=In this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence. In all this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action independent of the specific norms currently in force."
 
|abstract=In this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence. In all this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action independent of the specific norms currently in force."
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|research_questions=In this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze "vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition, highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence.
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first glance at something like a Navy ship (or Wikipedia) may  
 
first glance at something like a Navy ship (or Wikipedia) may  
 
give the illusion of natural regularity, but Hutchins repeatedly  
 
give the illusion of natural regularity, but Hutchins repeatedly  
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The work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: the banning of a vandal
Authors: R. Stuart Geiger, David Ribes [edit item]
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[edit] Abstract

In this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence. In all this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action independent of the specific norms currently in force."

[edit] Research questions

"In this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze "vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition, highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence."

Research details

Topics: Antecedents of quality, Epistemology, Wikipedia as a system, Technical infrastructure, Collaboration software, Governance, Quality improvement processes, Roles and identity and power, Vandalism [edit item]
Domains: Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis, Explanation [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Theorizing Vandal Fighting as Distributed Cognition

In Cognition in the Wild [13], informed by ethnographic research on board a U.S. Navy ship, Ed Hutchins tells of the astounding amount of informational and cognitive work must be performed in order to keep the ship on course at any given time. In order to cope with these demands, information gathering and processing is distributed to crew members, who regularly collect data, analyze it, and pass the results to others. Hutchins‟ research directly opposes that of cognitive scientists and others who believe that cognition occurs solely in the heads of individuals. Instead, much cognitive work is distributed, and “because the cognitive activity is distributed across a social network, many of these internal processes and internal communications are directly observable” (128). A first glance at something like a Navy ship (or Wikipedia) may give the illusion of natural regularity, but Hutchins repeatedly emphasizes the sociality of such cognitive systems." [edit item]

Research design: Ethnography, Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Missing unit_of_analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: N/A [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action, independent of the specific norms currently in force."

[edit] Comments

""this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action, independent of the specific norms currently in force." (p. 117)"


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AbstractIn this paper, we examine the social rolesIn this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence. In all this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action independent of the specific norms currently in force."of the specific norms currently in force."
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Comments"this case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action, independent of the specific norms currently in force." (p. 117)
Conclusionthis case shows that software programs are used for more than enforcing policies and standards. These tools enable coordinated yet decentralized action, independent of the specific norms currently in force.
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Has authorR. Stuart Geiger + and David Ribes +
Has domainInformation systems +
Has topicAntecedents of quality +, Epistemology +, Wikipedia as a system +, Technical infrastructure +, Collaboration software +, Governance +, Quality improvement processes +, Roles and identity and power + and Vandalism +
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Publication typeConference paper +
Published inCSCW '10 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work +
Research designEthnography + and Statistical analysis +
Research questionsIn this paper, we examine the social rolesIn this paper, we examine the social roles of software tools in the English-language Wikipedia, specifically focusing on autonomous editing programs and assisted editing tools. This qualitative research builds on recent research in which we quantitatively demonstrate the growing prevalence of such software in recent years. Using trace ethnography, we show how these often-unofficial technologies have fundamentally transformed the nature of editing and administration in Wikipedia. Specifically, we analyze "vandal fighting" as an epistemic process of distributed cognition, highlighting the role of non-human actors in enabling a decentralized activity of collective intelligence.lized activity of collective intelligence.
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TheoriesTheorizing Vandal Fighting as Distributed Theorizing Vandal Fighting as Distributed Cognition

In Cognition in the Wild [13], informed by ethnographic research on board a U.S. Navy ship, Ed Hutchins tells of the astounding amount of informational and cognitive work must be performed in order to keep the ship on course at any given time. In order to cope with these demands, information gathering and processing is distributed to crew members, who regularly collect data, analyze it, and pass the results to others. Hutchins‟ research directly opposes that of cognitive scientists and others who believe that cognition occurs solely in the heads of individuals. Instead, much cognitive work is distributed, and “because the cognitive activity is distributed across a social network, many of these internal processes and internal communications are directly observable” (128). A first glance at something like a Navy ship (or Wikipedia) may give the illusion of natural regularity, but Hutchins repeatedly

emphasizes the sociality of such cognitive systems.
s the sociality of such cognitive systems.
Theory typeAnalysis + and Explanation +
TitleThe work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: the banning of a vandal
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageN/A +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2010 +