Submissions/The State of Wikimedia Scholarship: 2009-2010/Suggestions
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If you've got ideas for papers we should present at the conference, please feel free to edit this page and add them here:
There are a few interesting papers on Wikipedia at ICWSM'10. I suggest the following two:
- Governance in Social Media: A case study of the Wikipedia promotion process by Jure Leskovec, Daniel Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg.
- Empirical Analysis of User Participation in Online Communities: the Case of Wikipedia by Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Alberto Vancheri.
Bestchai 15:55, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
The following are not all peer-reviewed papers in a strict sense, but nevertheless I would personally regard them as highlights of Wikipedia research from the past 10 months:
- Research based on geotagging:
- Adrian Popescu, Gregory Grefenstette: Spatiotemporal Mapping of Wikipedia Concepts, JCDL’10, June 21–25, 2010.
- Related are various other Wikipedia maps by Oxford researcher Mark Graham and others (mostly published as blog postings here and here, but some were also featured in the Guardian)
- Michael D. Lieberman: You Are Where You Edit: Locating Wikipedia Users Through Edit Histories
- Robert Rohde's (en:User:Dragons flight's) posting "How much of Wikipedia is vandalized? 0.4% of Articles" on Foundation-l, see also en:Wikipedia:Vandalism statistics and the follow-up "Frequency of Seeing Bad Versions - now with traffic data". Might merit a mention as a representative of research from within the WP community.
- Mathieu O'Neil's paper "Shirky and Sanger, or the costs of crowdsourcing" (back in March, I summarized it for the Signpost)
- Clay Shirky's essay on "algorithmic authority" - formally just a blog post+conference talk, but - Shirky being Shirky - it has already been quoted and discussed quite a lot, and might become an important concept in discussing the #1 question about Wikipedia - its reliability
Regards, HaeB 13:48, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
- Wikipedia: community or social movement? by Piotr Konieczny, aka User:Piotrus
- report on CPOV would be useful Jodi.a.schneider 23:48, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
- A few 2009-10 papers I've run across that seem interesting:
-  N. Hara, P. Shachaf, and K.F. Hew, “Cross-cultural analysis of the Wikipedia community,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2010. doi:10.1002/asi.21373 (Not open access, but I have a copy.)
-  A. Mehler, “A Quantitative Graph Model of Social Ontologies by Example of Wikipedia,” Towards an Information Theory of Complex Networks: Statistical Methods and Applications, M. Dehmer, F. Emmert-Streib, and A. Mehler, Eds., Boston/Basel: Birkhäuser, 2010.
-  Aniket Kittur and Robert E. Kraut, “Beyond Wikipedia: Coordination and Conflict in Online Production Groups,” CSCW 2010, Savannah, Georgia: ACM, 2010. (mostly about Wikia but still relevant IMO)
-  Readers are not free loaders] CSCW 2010 (paper, blog post, presentation all available) Jodi.a.schneider 23:48, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
- Add your suggestion above this line.