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Lifting the veil: improving accountability and social transparency in Wikipedia with wikidashboard
Abstract Wikis are collaborative systems in which vWikis are collaborative systems in which virtually anyone can edit anything. Although wikis have become highly popular in many domains, their mutable nature often leads them to be distrusted as a reliable source of information. Here we describe a social dynamic analysis tool called WikiDashboard which aims to improve social transparency and accountability on Wikipedia articles. Early reactions from users suggest that the increased transparency afforded by the tool can improve the interpretation, communication, and trustworthiness of Wikipedia articles.and trustworthiness of Wikipedia articles.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments "Early reactions from users suggest that the increased transparency afforded by the tool can improve the interpretation, communication, and trustworthiness of Wikipedia articles" p. 1037
Conclusion Even though WikiDashboard has only been avEven though WikiDashboard has only been available to the public for a week, we have had already 2,388 visits and 12,157 page views. Thus, we have already been able to capture a number of insightful feedbacks from various users: “WikiDashboard appears to be a valuable tool that can provide some good insights into individual edit patterns and edit conflicts on specific articles. As a means of learning about the tool I have found it useful to use it on articles that I have an intimate understanding of development in order to get a feel of how it can be used and interpreted.” 1 “This is a revolutionary tool for us wiki-watchers.” 1 “This is very useful for getting a quick glance of the user's editing interests over time. … I actually think a tool like WikiDashboard presents significantly more utility, and is the beginning of an interesting trend of repurposing metadata to create a trust heuristic.” 2 “WikiDashboard (is) a quick way to find the most active editors of an article. On (Hillary) Clinton's article, (user) Tvoz ranked third highest. On (Fred) Thompson's, (user) Ferrylodge was unmatched.” [10]s, (user) Ferrylodge was unmatched.” [10]
Conference location Florence, Italy +
Data source Experiment responses  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Dates 5-10 +
Doi 10.1145/1357054.1357214 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Lifting%2Bthe%2Bveil%3A%2Bimproving%2Baccountability%2Band%2Bsocial%2Btransparency%2Bin%2BWikipedia%2Bwith%2Bwikidashboard%22  +
Has author Bongwon Suh + , Ed H. Chi + , Aniket Kittur + , Bryan A. Pendleton +
Has domain Computer science +
Has topic Collaboration software +
Month April  +
Pages 1037-1040  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems +
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery +
Research design Experiment  +
Research questions Here we describe a social dynamic analysis tool called WikiDashboard which aims to improve social transparency and accountability on Wikipedia articles.
Revid 10,858  +
Theories Theories of social translucence [3] state Theories of social translucence [3] state that three building blocks are necessary for effective communication and collaboration: making socially significant information visible and salient; supporting awareness of the rules and constraints governing the system; and supporting accountability for actions.and supporting accountability for actions.
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Lifting the veil: improving accountability and social transparency in Wikipedia with wikidashboard
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1357214  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , User  + , History  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:32  +
Categories Collaboration software  + , Computer science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:29:31  +
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