Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in wikipedia through barnstars

  title={Articulations of wikiwork: uncovering valued work in wikipedia through barnstars},
  author={Travis Kriplean and Ivan Beschastnikh and D. W. McDonald},
  • Travis Kriplean, Ivan Beschastnikh, D. W. McDonald
  • Published in CSCW 2008
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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