Wikis as digital ecosystems: an analysis based on authorship

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Wikis as Digital Ecosystems: An Analysis Based on Authorship
Authors: Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, Libby Veng-Sam Tang, Simon Fong, Yain-Whar Si [edit item]
Citation: Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST 2009)  : 228-233. 2009 May-June 31-3. Istanbul, Turkey. IEEE.
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DOI: 10.1109/DEST.2009.5276695.
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Wikis, best represented by the popular and highly successful Wikipedia system, have established themselves as important components of a collaboration infrastructure. We suggest that the complex network of user-contributors in volunteer-contributed wikis constitutes a digital ecosystem that bears all the characteristics typical of such systems. This paper presents an analysis supporting this notion based on significance of authorship within the wiki. Our findings confirm the hypothesis that large volunteer-contributed wikis are digital ecosystems, and thus that the findings from the digital ecosystems research stream are applicable to this type of system.

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Conference locationIstanbul, Turkey +
Dates31-3 +
Doi10.1109/DEST.2009.5276695 +
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MonthMay-June +
Pages228-233 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeConference paper +
Published inThird IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST 2009) +
PublisherIEEE +
Revid10,588 +
TitleWikis as Digital Ecosystems: An Analysis Based on Authorship
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Year2009 +