Creating, destroying, and restoring value in wikipedia

  title={Creating, destroying, and restoring value in wikipedia},
  author={R. Priedhorsky and J. Chen and S. K. Lam and Katherine A. Panciera and L. Terveen and J. Riedl},
  booktitle={GROUP '07},
Wikipedia's brilliance and curse is that any user can edit any of the encyclopedia entries. We introduce the notion of the impact of an edit, measured by the number of times the edited version is viewed. Using several datasets, including recent logs of all article views, we show that an overwhelming majority of the viewed words were written by frequent editors and that this majority is increasing. Similarly, using the same impact measure, we show that the probability of a typical article view… Expand
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