Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars

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Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars
Authors: Travis Kriplean, Ivan Beschastnikh, David W. McDonald [edit item]
Citation: CSCW '08 Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work  : 47-56. 2008.
Publication type: Conference paper
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1145/1460563.1460573.
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Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars is a publication by Travis Kriplean, Ivan Beschastnikh, David W. McDonald.


[edit] Abstract

Successful online communities have complex cooperative arrangements, articulations of work, and integration practices. They require technical infrastructure to support a broad division of labor. Yet the research literature lacks empirical studies that detail which types of work are valued by participants in an online community. A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars -- personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants -- reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Our analysis develops a theoretical lens for understanding how wiki software supports the creation of articulations of work. We give implications of our results for communities engaged in large-scale collaborations.

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"A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars – personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants – reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Our analysis develops a theoretical lens for understanding how wiki software supports the creation of articulations of work. We give implications of our results for communities engaged in large-scale collaborations."

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Topics: Contributor engagement [edit item]
Domains: Computer science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "We develop a theoretical perspective on how C/I

facilitates effective articulations of work by accounting for social dependencies, consider implications for the reflection of work, and discuss how our methodology may generalize." [edit item]

Research design: Content analysis [edit item]
Data source: Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Dump [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: User, User:talk [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

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AbstractSuccessful online communities have complexSuccessful online communities have complex cooperative arrangements, articulations of work, and integration practices. They require technical infrastructure to support a broad division of labor. Yet the research literature lacks empirical studies that detail which types of work are valued by participants in an online community. A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars -- personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants -- reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Our analysis develops a theoretical lens for understanding how wiki software supports the creation of articulations of work. We give implications of our results for communities engaged in large-scale collaborations.ies engaged in large-scale collaborations.
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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
Data sourceWikipedia pages +
Doi10.1145/1460563.1460573 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Articulations%2Bof%2Bwikiwork%3A%2Buncovering%2Bvalued%2Bwork%2Bin%2BWikipedia%2Bthrough%2Bbarnstars%22 +
Has authorTravis Kriplean +, Ivan Beschastnikh + and David W. McDonald +
Has domainComputer science +
Has topicContributor engagement +
Pages47-56 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeConference paper +
Published inCSCW '08 Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work +
Research designContent analysis +
Research questionsA content analysis of

Wikipedia barnstars A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars – personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants – reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Our analysis develops a theoretical lens for understanding how wiki software supports the creation of articulations of work. We give implications of our results for communities engaged in large-scale collaborations.ies

engaged in large-scale collaborations.
Revid10,668 +
TheoriesWe develop a theoretical perspective on how C/I

facilitates effective articulations of work by accounting for social dependencies, consider implications for the reflection

of work, and discuss how our methodology may generalize.
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleArticulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1460573 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionDump +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeUser + and User:talk +
Year2008 +