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Wagging Wikipedia's long tail
Abstract In 2005, Wikipedia surpassed Encarta as thIn 2005, Wikipedia surpassed Encarta as the Internet's most popular reference site. Wikipedia calls itself the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit and it has grown rapidly since its founding in 2001. As an educator and parent, Greenstein finds himself struggling to come to terms with the economics of Wikipedia, which have shaped a resource that is at times very good, but occasionally poor. The inconsistency is a result of Wikipedia's long tail, a characteristic that requires some explanation. And thereby hangs a tale.ome explanation. And thereby hangs a tale.
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Comments "Wikipedia’s long tail is better at being wide than deep" p. 79
Conclusion Teachers and parents who worry about WikipTeachers and parents who worry about Wikipedia becoming an authoritative source have a valid concern. Kids easily can use it improperly. And it is correct but not helpful to say that most admins would not advise any sane adult to use Wikipedia as an exclusive source. I want to convey that observation with the right attitude. I find myself tiring of those who moan about Wikipedia’s faults. It is actually a pretty good resource if supplemented with outside material. More to the point, everyone is an expert on something. Experts do not have to depend on Wikipedia, but others do. If you see an error, don’t whine. Just fix ityou see an error, don’t whine. Just fix it
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Doi 10.1109/MM.2007.45 +
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Has author Shane Greenstein +
Has domain Information systems +
Has topic Size of Wikipedia +
Issue 2  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in IEEE Micro +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions Wikipedia’s entries can become both deep and wide. Translation into Internet lingo: The economics permits a long tail. How good is Wikipedia’s long tail?
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Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wagging Wikipedia's long tail
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Volume 27  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
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Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:32:40  +
Categories Size of Wikipedia  + , Information systems  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:20  +
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