Browse wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
On the inequality of contributions to Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia is one of the most successful exWikipedia is one of the most successful examples of massive collaborative content development. However, many of the mechanisms and procedures that it uses are still unknown in detail. For instance, how equal (or unequal) are the contributions to it has been discussed in the last years, with no conclusive results. In this paper, we study exactly that aspect by using Lorenz curves and Gini coefficients, very well known instruments to economists. We analyze the trends in the inequality of distributions for the ten biggest language editions of Wikipedia, and their evolution over time. As a result, we have found large differences in the number of contributions by different authors (something also observed in free, open source software development), and a trend to stable patterns of inequality in the long run.le patterns of inequality in the long run.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Comments "we have found large differences in the number of contributions by different authors (something also observed in free, open source software development), and a trend to stable patterns of inequality in the long run." p. 1
Conclusion we have found large differences in the number of contributions by different authors (something also observed in free, open source software development), and a trend to stable patterns of inequality in the long run.
Conference location Big Island, HI, United states +
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Dates 7-10 +
Doi 10.1109/HICSS.2008.333 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22On%2Bthe%2Binequality%2Bof%2Bcontributions%2Bto%2BWikipedia%22  +
Has author Felipe Ortega + , Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona + , Gregorio Robles +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Participation trends +
Month January  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in HICSS '08 Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences +
Publisher Inst. of Elec. and Elec. Eng. Computer Society +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions how equal (or unequal) are the contributiohow equal (or unequal) are the contributions to Wikipedia has been discussed in the last years, with no conclusive results. In this paper, we study exactly that aspect by using Lorenz curves and Gini coefficients, very well known instruments to economists. We analyze the trends in the inequality of distributions for the ten biggest language editions of Wikipedia, and their evolution over time. Wikipedia, and their evolution over time.
Revid 10,889  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title On the inequality of contributions to Wikipedia
Unit of analysis Language  + , User  +
Url http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4439009&tag=1  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language Multiple  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , History  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:55  +
Categories Participation trends  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:11  +
hide properties that link here 
  No properties link to this page.
 

 

Enter the name of the page to start browsing from.