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Deconstructing Wikipedia: Collaborative Content Creation in an Open Process Platform - 0 views

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    "This small pilot study suggests that the article creation process may more closely mirror the traditional writer/editor process than it does the "crowd as writer-editor". It also raises questions about potential changes in how people view the content creation process."
bmierzejewska

Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia' | Reuters - 0 views

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    Wikipedia made by government is not what "wiki" concept is about.
natalyefremova

War of edits - 1 views

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    Due to the difficult political situation around the online encyclopedia Wikipedia developed this information war.
petrae77

Closing Wikipedia's Gender Gap - Reluctantly - 2 views

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    Feminism's dullest mission.
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    It is true, there is still a big gap between what men and women do, specially at home. Most of the work at home such as buying meals, cleaning, ironing, etc... are done by women, even if they have a full time job.
petrae77

Announcing a new Wikipedia criticism site - 1 views

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    Wikipediocracy.com hosts articles examining Wikipedia's editorial failings and the governance flaws that lead to them, as well as a forum dedicated to criticism of Wikipedia's administrative culture.
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    Wikipediocracy's mission is so negatively stated, that one wonders when someone will have to create a site to examine it: "We exist to shine the light of scrutiny into the dark crevices of Wikipedia and its related projects; to examine the corruption there, along with its structural flaws; and to inoculate the unsuspecting public against the torrent of misinformation, defamation, and general nonsense that issues forth from one of the world's most frequently visited websites, the 'encyclopedia that anyone can edit.'" Oversight of Wikipedia et al is a good thing. A more open minded approach is needed. As I've not yet read any of the articles in depth, I reserve judgment of the site itself. I'm only critiquing the mission statement.
petrae77

The history of Wikipedia (in two minutes) - 2 views

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    For any teachers out there: I'm probably going to use this at some point with my students. Brief but informational.
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    A quick intro. I can see having some hands-on exercises and discussions about wikipedia itself, and whether it can be used as a source for research.
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    I found this video very helpful and will probably use it with my students.
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    Very interesting and easy to understand by younger students!
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    It is really a very interesting manner to conceive how Wikipedia was created and how it evolved.
anonymous

10 Articles Banned From Wikipedia - 1 views

shared by anonymous on 31 Oct 14 - No Cached
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    Kind of short and not a lot of information, but makes you think and possibly want to dig deeper into what articles are objected to on Wikipedia.
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    Heavy metal music, weed, and radio stations have all been deleted from Wikipedia. Watch the clip to find out what the authorities have tried to stop you learning about.
Ibraghimova Irina

Cochrane Collaboration and Wiki Medicine - 1 views

Articles relating to medicine are viewed more than 180 million times per month on Wikipedia, yet, less than 1 per cent of these have passed a formal peer review process. This opens up a unique oppo...

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started by Ibraghimova Irina on 28 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
Patricia Gomez de Nieto

FayerWayer - 1 views

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    Artículo y Video. Las publicaciones académicas liberadas bajo acceso abierto pueden beneficiar mucho a los artículos de Wikipedia.
Ibraghimova Irina

Book:Health care - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 2 views

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    This is a Wikipedia book on health care, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, rendered electronically, and ordered as a printed book
ibudule

BBC News - Armenia: Citizens urged to write Wikipedia entry each - 2 views

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    An interesting story about an initiative how to contribute to the development of Wikipedia content for a small country in its language.
cuptlib

Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness in the United States in ... - 2 views

Between 3,000-50,000 deaths occur in the US each year that are attributed to this disease, but by monitoring the rate of particular Wikipedia article views on a daily basis, researchers calculated ...

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started by cuptlib on 21 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
egmaggie

Writing Women in Wikipedia - 1 views

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    This is over a year old, but the archived lifestream should be fruitful with insights and skills.
jesseharris

Wikipedia funding model - rebuttal to online donation strategy from 2010 - 5 views

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    I followed a trail about Wikipedia that led me to their funding model. This is an interesting rebuttal to their strategy of asking users for donations atop the page (sort of a PBS/NPR model for those in the US). Interesting to think about how advertising or marketing might play into the Wikipedia model, and how it might change the dynamic of the conversation.
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    Thanks for the post! I also thought it was interesting to read the arguments for and against an ad-driven business model at the link below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Funding_Wikipedia_through_advertisements A limited advertising model actually makes a lot of sense to me. I think the real obstacle to changing business models is how passionately and adamantly Jimmy Wales has rejected even the future possibility. Strong wording sound heroic, but not allowing some flexibility could greatly limited Wikipedia's positive impact.
yolitab

estudios académicos sobre wikipedia - 0 views

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    interesante revisión de los aportes de estudios académicos en relación con el uso de wikipedia, cómo un cierto número de editores controlan lo que el usuario ve y evalúa entre otros datos que nos permiten reflexionar sobre el futuro de wikipedia como recurso libre.
Ad Huikeshoven

Emotions under Discussion: Gender, Status and Communication in Online Collaboration - 6 views

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    Emotional expression and linguistic style in online collaboration differ substantially depending on the contributors' gender and status, and on the communication network. This should be taken into account when analyzing collaborative success, and may prove insightful to communities facing gender gap and stagnation in contributor acquisition and participation levels.
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    Hi Ad, thank you for sharing this. My postdoc research was focused on communication challenges participants face online. It was only in the 90s that people believed that online communication supports a "democratic" style of communication, where people are not being distracted by physical appearance, social class, cultural background or gender. S.C. Herring and others conclusively refuted claims of gender anonymity and equality in online communication and published a lot about this topic (if you are interested). What I found particularly interesting to me in your resource is that we all about collaboration (schools, universities, companies, etc.), but we never take into account that participant's gender and/or status impact his/her willingness and ability to contribute.
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    Thank you for sharing this interesting resource. I think that it is fascinating that this research focuses not only on discrepancies between the proportion of male and female contributors on Wikipedia, but also on differences in the actual communication and relationship styles based on the gender of contributors. I also thought that it was really interesting that the researchers found that while site administrators tended to be neutral, the editors were more emotional and relationship-oriented. I think that this comes from Wikipedia's mandate to remain neutral and objective. However, would argue that with this type of collaboration tool, there cannot be true "neutrality." Even if administrators attempt to maintain objective, impersonal tones, site content will inevitably be influenced by various socio-cultural biases.
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    lubajong and taylor_cole thank you for your comments. From my part I will add a critical evaluation of this resource as well. The talk pages of Wikipedia provide a rich source for researchers to study communication patterns. On Wikipedia talk pages they have found signals for status differences between groups of participants, notably between admins and ordinary contributors. Those findings support in general the theories of the researchers about status differences and communication style differences between managers and employees in firms. They have also found differences in communication style bases on gender, which also support their general theories about gender (which is a social construct). What I - as a Wikipedian insider - finds missing in the article is the selection bias. Wikipedia admins aren't appointed by Jimmy Wales or some other body. Admins are community selected. The exact process differs per language version. On the English Wikipedia admin selection is by a community consensus process. Future admins are selected who show the preferred communication style of admins by other contributors including existing admins. For me, the patterns in communication style do not explain the gender gap on Wikipedia. There is a gender gap in many language versions of Wikipedia, but not in all. The Armenian language version of Wikipedia is a notable exception, showing a gender balance in the conbtributor base. An explanation of that exemption requires further research. What taylor_cole notes about neutrality and bias is a valid point. People volunteer to write for Wikipedia, and volunteer in topic choice. My guess is that in general people will opt to write about something they like, care about, know about. A lack of diversity in contributors will naturally reflect in lack of diversity of topics. For example nerdy males will write about things male nerds like. In general females tend to be interested in other topics than nerdy males. A lack of topics covered in Wikipe
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    Levels of participation influences emotional expression and phrasing? has the function of sex and status of the taxpayer. 4 strands to study and find a result! Interesting!
petrae77

The Decline of Wikipedia - 5 views

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    Wikipedia and its stated ambition to "compile the sum of all human knowledge" are in trouble.
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    This article shows some aspects that lead to the fact that Wikipedia is not yet accepted as a resource in sciences.
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    This article is interesting. It explains the problems encountered in its sustainability of Wikipedia. Great work and great achievement. It is prime source of information for public even though it's "compile the sum of all human knowledge" are in trouble
mark Christopher

Academic opinions of Wikipedia and open access will improve with more active involvement - 3 views

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    Lu Xiao, a researcher in collaborative and social computing, carried out a study of academic perceptions of Wikipedia and open access publishing. Survey results showed that researchers’ lack of experiences with Wikipedia and/or open access journals negatively affected their perceptions of the open access publishing model. Compared to tenur...
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