The Evolution of Wikipedia's Norm Network

  title={The Evolution of Wikipedia's Norm Network},
  author={Bradi Heaberlin and Simon DeDeo},
  journal={Future Internet},
Social norms have traditionally been difficult to quantify. In any particular society, their sheer number and complex interdependencies often limit a system-level analysis. One exception is that of the network of norms that sustain the online Wikipedia community. We study the fifteen-year evolution of this network using the interconnected set of pages that establish, describe, and interpret the community’s norms. Despite Wikipedia’s reputation for ad hoc governance, we find that its normative… CONTINUE READING