Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in wikipedia through barnstars

@article{Kriplean2008ArticulationsOW,
  title={Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in wikipedia through barnstars},
  author={Travis Kriplean and Ivan Beschastnikh and David W. McDonald},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work},
  year={2008}
}
Successful online communities have complex cooperative arrangements, articulations of work, and integration practices. They require technical infrastructure to support a broad division of labor. Yet the research literature lacks empirical studies that detail which types of work are valued by participants in an online community. A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars -- personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants -- reveals a wide range of valued work extending far beyond simple… 

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