Motivations of contributors to Wikipedia

  title={Motivations of contributors to Wikipedia},
  author={Stacey Kuznetsov},
  journal={SIGCAS Comput. Soc.},
This paper aims to explain why people are motivated to contribute to the Wikipedia project. A comprehensive analysis of the motivations of Wikipedians is conducted using the iterative methodology developed by Batya Friedman and Peter Kahn in Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems and co-developed by Nissenbaum and Friedman in Bias in Computer Systems. The Value Sensitive Design (VSD) approach consists of three stages: Empirical Investigation, Conceptual Investigation, and Technical… 

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