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Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars
Abstract Successful 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.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1145/1460563.1460573 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Articulations%2Bof%2Bwikiwork%3A%2Buncovering%2Bvalued%2Bwork%2Bin%2BWikipedia%2Bthrough%2Bbarnstars%22  +
Has author Travis Kriplean + , Ivan Beschastnikh + , David W. McDonald +
Has domain Computer science +
Has topic Contributor engagement +
Pages 47-56  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in CSCW '08 Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions A 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.
Revid 10,668  +
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.
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in Wikipedia through barnstars
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1460573  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type User  + , User:talk  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:23:08  +
Categories Contributor engagement  + , Computer science  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:20:44  +
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