Measuring the wikisphere

@inproceedings{Stuckman2009MeasuringTW,
  title={Measuring the wikisphere},
  author={Jeff Stuckman and James Purtilo},
  booktitle={Int. Sym. Wikis},
  year={2009}
}
Due to the inherent difficulty in obtaining experimental data from wikis, past quantitative wiki research has largely been focused on Wikipedia, limiting the degree that it can be generalized. We developed WikiCrawler, a tool that automatically downloads and analyzes wikis, and studied 151 popular wikis running Mediawiki (none of them Wikipedias). We found that our studied wikis displayed signs of collaborative authorship, validating them as objects of study. We also discovered that, as in… Expand
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