Mind the skills gap: the role of Internet know-how and gender in differentiated contributions to Wikipedia

@article{Hargittai2015MindTS,
  title={Mind the skills gap: the role of Internet know-how and gender in differentiated contributions to Wikipedia},
  author={E. Hargittai and Aaron D. Shaw},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={424 - 442}
}
Despite the egalitarian rhetoric surrounding online cultural production, profound gender inequalities remain in who contributes to one of the most visited Web sites worldwide, Wikipedia. In analyzing this persistent disparity, previous research has focused on aspects of current contributors and the existing Wikipedia community. We draw on unique panel survey data of young adults with information about both Wikipedia contributors and non-contributors. We examine the role of people's background… Expand
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