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A data-driven sketch of Wikipedia editors
Abstract Who edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed liWho edits Wikipedia? We attempt to shed light on this question by using aggregated log data from Yahoo!’s browser toolbar in order to analyze Wikipedians’ editing behavior in the context of their online lives beyond Wikipedia. We broadly characterize editors by investigating how their online behavior differs from that of other users; e.g., we find that Wikipedia editors search more, read more news, play more games, and, perhaps surprisingly, are more immersed in pop culture. Then we inspect how editors’ general interests relate to the articles to which they contribute; e.g., we confirm the intu- ition that editors show more expertise in their active domains than average users. Our results are relevant as they illuminate novel aspects of what has become many Web users’ prevalent source of information and can help in recruiting new editors.on and can help in recruiting new editors.
Added by wikilit team No but verified  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Data source Computer usage logs  +
Google scholar url  +
Has author Robert West + , Ingmar Weber + , Carlos Castillo +
Has domain Computer science +
Has topic Cultural and linguistic effects on participation +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in WWW (Posters) +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions How do Wikipedia readers and editor spend the rest of their onlines lives?
Revid 10,632  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title A Data-Driven Sketch of Wikipedia Editors
Unit of analysis User  +
Url  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , User  +
Year 2012  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2012 15:12:46  +
Categories Cultural and linguistic effects on participation  + , Computer science  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:19:34  +
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