On the Inequality of Contributions to Wikipedia

@article{Ortega2008OnTI,
  title={On the Inequality of Contributions to Wikipedia},
  author={Felipe Ortega and Jes{\'u}s M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Barahona and Gregorio Robles},
  journal={Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)},
  year={2008},
  pages={304-304}
}
Wikipedia is one of the most successful examples of massive collaborative content development. However, many of the mechanisms and procedures that it uses are still unknown in detail. For instance, how equal (or unequal) are the contributions to it has been discussed in the last years, with no conclusive results. In this paper, we study exactly that aspect by using Lorenz curves and Gini coefficients, very well known instruments to economists. We analyze the trends in the inequality of… CONTINUE READING

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