Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View : The Case of Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Greenstein2012CollectiveIA,
  title={Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View : The Case of Wikipedia},
  author={Shane Greenstein and Feng Zhu},
  year={2012}
}
Analyzing a decade of Wikipedia’s articles on US politics, we examine which aspects of collective intelligence leads to a neutral point of view. Our null hypothesis builds on Linus’ Law, often expressed as “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” We find a tendency toward more neutrality in Wikipedia articles on average, but only mixed support for Linus’ Law. The evidence is consistent with a narrow interpretation of Linus’ Law at best, namely, the amount of attention received by an… CONTINUE READING
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