Submissions/Wikipedia as an alternative to traditional civic activism
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This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.
- Title of the submission
- Editing Wikipedia as an alternative to traditional civic activism
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- Jerzy Celichowski
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- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
- Open Society Institute
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- Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Editing wikipedia is an act of a selfless contribution to your community. The entry threshhold is very low as it does not require registration, joining an organisation or physical contact with the wikipedia editors/community. I will argue that editing of wikipedia is a form of civic activity. In the presentation I will compare activity on wikipedia (number of articles/number of speakers of given language online) to indicators of civic activism measured in a traditional way based on membership in NGOs, etc. In the presentation I will focus on data from Eastern Europe. My working hypothesis is that the levels of activism indicated by wikipedia indicators is higher than in the case of traditionally measured activism.
- Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
- People and Community
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