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Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": settling conflict through ambiguity
Authors: Sorin Adam Matei, Caius Dobrescu [edit item]
Citation: The Information Society: An International Journal 27 (1): 40-51. 2010.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2011.534368.
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Wikipedia's "neutral point of view": settling conflict through ambiguity is a publication by Sorin Adam Matei, Caius Dobrescu.


[edit] Abstract

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. 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.

[edit] 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."

Research details

Topics: Missing topics [edit item]
Domains: Missing domains [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "N/A" [edit item]
Research design: Discourse analysis [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Edit, User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Policy:talk [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"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."

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AbstractThis 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.
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Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
Conclusionthe 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.
Doi10.1080/01972243.2011.534368 +
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Has authorSorin Adam Matei + and Caius Dobrescu +
Issue1 +
Pages40-51 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inThe Information Society: An International Journal +
Research designDiscourse analysis +
Research questionsThis 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.
Revid9,115 +
TheoriesN/A
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleWikipedia's "neutral point of view": settling conflict through ambiguity
Unit of analysisEdit + and User +
Urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01972243.2011.534368 +
Volume27 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typePolicy:talk +
Year2010 +