Talk Before You Type: Coordination in Wikipedia

@article{Vigas2007TalkBY,
  title={Talk Before You Type: Coordination in Wikipedia},
  author={Fernanda B. Vi{\'e}gas and Martin Wattenberg and Jesse Kriss and Frank van Ham},
  journal={2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)},
  year={2007},
  pages={78-78}
}
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has attracted attention both because of its popularity and its unconventional policy of letting anyone on the Internet edit its articles. This paper describes the results of an empirical analysis of Wikipedia and discusses ways in which the Wikipedia community has evolved as it has grown. We contrast our findings with an earlier study and present three main results. First, the community maintains a strong resilience to malicious editing, despite tremendous… CONTINUE READING

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