Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in wikipedia: quality through coordination

@inproceedings{Kittur2008HarnessingTW,
  title={Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in wikipedia: quality through coordination},
  author={A. Kittur and R. Kraut},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2008}
}
  • A. Kittur, R. Kraut
  • Published in CSCW 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Wikipedia's success is often attributed to the large numbers of contributors who improve the accuracy, completeness and clarity of articles while reducing bias. However, because of the coordination needed to write an article collaboratively, adding contributors is costly. We examined how the number of editors in Wikipedia and the coordination methods they use affect article quality. We distinguish between explicit coordination, in which editors plan the article through communication, and… CONTINUE READING
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