Social capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia

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Social capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors
Authors: Keiichi Nemoto, Peter A. Gloor, Robert Laubacher [edit item]
Citation: ACM Hypertext 2011: 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, NL, June 6-9  : . 2011. Eindhoven, NL.
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In this study we measure the impact of pre-existing social capital on the efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors. To construct a social network among Wikipedians we look to mutual interaction on the user talk pages of Wikipedia editors. As our data set, we analyze the communication networks associated with 3085 featured articles – the articles of highest quality in the English Wikipedia, comparing it to the networks of 80154 articles of lower quality. As the metric to assess the quality of collaboration, we measure the time of quality promotion from when an article is started until it is promoted to featured article. The study finds that the higher pre-existing social capital of editors working on an article is, the faster the articles they work on reach higher quality status, such as featured articles. The more cohesive and more centralized the collaboration network, and the more network members were already collaborating before starting to work together on an article, the faster the article they work on will be promoted or featured.

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AbstractIn this study we measure the impact of preIn this study we measure the impact of pre-existing social capital

on the efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors. To construct a social network among Wikipedians we look to mutual interaction on the user talk pages of Wikipedia editors. As our data set, we analyze the communication networks associated with 3085 featured articles – the articles of highest quality in the English Wikipedia, comparing it to the networks of 80154 articles of lower quality. As the metric to assess the quality of collaboration, we measure the time of quality promotion from when an article is started until it is promoted to featured article. The study finds that the higher pre-existing social capital of editors working on an article is, the faster the articles they work on reach higher quality status, such as featured articles. The more cohesive and more centralized the collaboration network, and the more network members were already collaborating before starting to work together on an article, the faster the

article they work on will be promoted or featured.
they work on will be promoted or featured.
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Conference locationEindhoven, NL +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Social%2Bcapital%2Bincreases%2Befficiency%2Bof%2Bcollaboration%2Bamong%2BWikipedia%2Beditors%22 +
Has authorKeiichi Nemoto +, Peter A. Gloor + and Robert Laubacher +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeConference paper +
Published inACM Hypertext 2011: 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, NL, June 6-9 +
Revid11,188 +
TitleSocial capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors
Year2011 +