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Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens Ivan Beschastnikh
 

Summary: Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens
Ivan Beschastnikh
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
ivan@cs.washington.edu
Travis Kriplean
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
travis@cs.washington.edu
David W. McDonald
Information School
University of Washington
dwmc@u.washington.edu
Abstract
While previous studies have used the Wikipedia dataset to
provide an understanding of its growth, there have been few
attempts to quantitatively analyze the establishment and evo-
lution of the rich social practices that support this editing
community. One such social practice is the enactment and
creation of Wikipedian policies. We focus on the enact-

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
McDonald, David W. - Information School, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences