Collective memory building in Wikipedia: the case of North African uprisings

  title={Collective memory building in Wikipedia: the case of North African uprisings},
  author={Michela Ferron and Paolo Massa},
  booktitle={Int. Sym. Wikis},
Since December 2010, a series of protests and uprisings have shocked North African countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and more. In this paper, focusing mainly on the Egyptian revolution, we provide evidence of the intense edit activity occurred during these uprisings on the related Wikipedia pages. Thousands of people provided their contribution on the content pages and discussed improvements and disagreements on the associated talk pages as the traumatic events unfolded. We… CONTINUE READING
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