Egalitarians at the gate: one-sided gatekeeping practices in social media

@inproceedings{Keegan2010EgalitariansAT,
  title={Egalitarians at the gate: one-sided gatekeeping practices in social media},
  author={Brian Keegan and Darren Gergle},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2010}
}
Although Wikipedia has increasingly attracted attention for its in-depth and timely coverage of breaking news stories, the social dynamics of how Wikipedia editors process breaking news items has not been systematically examined. Through a 3-month study of 161 deliberations over whether a news item should appear on Wikipedia's front page, we demonstrate that elite users fulfill a unique gatekeeping role that permits them to leverage their community position to block the promotion of… CONTINUE READING
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