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Wikipedia – community or social movement?

In recent years a new realm for study of political and sociological phenomena has appeared, the Internet, contributing to major changes in our societies during its relatively brief existence. Within cyberspace, organizations whose existence is increasingly tied to this virtual … Continue reading

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Scaling Consensus: Increasing Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance

Read   How does “self-governance” happen in Wikipedia?  Through in-depth interviews with eleven individuals who have held a variety of responsibilities in the English Wikipedia, we obtained rich descriptions of how various forces produce and regulate social structures on the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Order of Wikipedia

Read   We examine the procedural side of Wikipedia, the well-known internet encyclopedia. Despite the lack of structure in the underlying wiki technology, users abide by hundreds of rules and follow well-defined processes. Our case study is the Featured Article … Continue reading

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