Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge

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Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge
Authors: Daniel Ashton [edit item]
Citation: First Monday 16 (1): . 2011 January 3.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge is a publication by Daniel Ashton.


[edit] Abstract

The ‘behind–the–scenes’ discussion and edit pages of Wikipedia reveal a complex layering of debates and discussion between editors. Focusing on how Wikipedia ‘service awards’ can identify and distinguish editors, this paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work.

[edit] Research questions

"This paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work."

Research details

Topics: Quality improvement processes [edit item]
Domains: Knowledge management [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: [edit item]
Research design: Conceptual [edit item]
Data source: N/A [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: N/A [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Edit [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"By examining Wikipedia contributions/edits as disclosures rather than additions, attention may be drawn to processes of management and identity work. Here, disclosure is understood as a process of revealing in dialogue with context. This article has suggested with Wikipedia the disclosure of knowledge is entwined with the building and revealing of identity."

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AbstractThe ‘behind–the–scenes’ discussion and ediThe ‘behind–the–scenes’ discussion and edit pages of Wikipedia reveal a complex layering of debates and discussion between editors. Focusing on how Wikipedia ‘service awards’ can identify and distinguish editors, this paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work.processes of identity management and work.
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Collected data time dimensionN/A +
ConclusionBy examining Wikipedia contributions/editsBy examining Wikipedia contributions/edits as disclosures rather than additions, attention may be drawn to processes of management and identity work. Here, disclosure is understood as a process of revealing in dialogue with context. This article has suggested with Wikipedia the disclosure of knowledge is entwined with the building and revealing of identity.th the building and revealing of identity.
Data sourceN/A +
Dates3 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Awarding%2Bthe%2Bself%2Bin%2BWikipedia%3A%2Bidentity%2Bwork%2Band%2Bthe%2Bdisclosure%2Bof%2Bknowledge%22 +
Has authorDaniel Ashton +
Has domainKnowledge management +
Has topicQuality improvement processes +
Issue1 +
MonthJanuary +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inFirst Monday +
Research designConceptual +
Research questionsThis paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work.
Revid10,679 +
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleAwarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge
Unit of analysisEdit +
Urlhttp://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/%20fm/article/view/3156/2747 +
Volume16 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionN/A +
Wikipedia languageNot specified +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2011 +