Becoming Wikipedian: transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia

@inproceedings{Bryant2005BecomingWT,
  title={Becoming Wikipedian: transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia},
  author={Susan L. Bryant and Andrea Forte and Amy Bruckman},
  booktitle={GROUP},
  year={2005}
}
Traditional activities change in surprising ways when computer-mediated communication becomes a component of the activity system. In this descriptive study, we leverage two perspectives on social activity to understand the experiences of individuals who became active collaborators in Wikipedia, a prolific, cooperatively-authored online encyclopedia. Legitimate peripheral participation provides a lens for understanding participation in a community as an adaptable process that evolves over time… CONTINUE READING
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