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Social capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia
Abstract In 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 location Eindhoven, NL +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Social%2Bcapital%2Bincreases%2Befficiency%2Bof%2Bcollaboration%2Bamong%2BWikipedia%2Beditors%22  +
Has author Keiichi Nemoto + , Peter A. Gloor + , Robert Laubacher +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in ACM Hypertext 2011: 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, NL, June 6-9 +
Revid 11,188  +
Title Social capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors
Year 2011  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2012 06:18:46  +
Categories Publications with missing research questions  + , Publications with missing topics  + , Publications missing domains  + , Publications with missing theory type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia coverage  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with missing research design  + , Publications with missing data source  + , Publications with the missing collected data time dimension  + , Publications with missing unit of analysis  + , Publications with missing wikipedia data extraction  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia page type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia language  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 October 2012 12:07:50  +
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