The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System

  title={The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System},
  author={Aaron Halfaker and R. S. Geiger and J. Morgan and J. Riedl},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={664 - 688}
  • Aaron Halfaker, R. S. Geiger, +1 author J. Riedl
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • Open collaboration systems, such as Wikipedia, need to maintain a pool of volunteer contributors to remain relevant. Wikipedia was created through a tremendous number of contributions by millions of contributors. However, recent research has shown that the number of active contributors in Wikipedia has been declining steadily for years and suggests that a sharp decline in the retention of newcomers is the cause. This article presents data that show how several changes the Wikipedia community… CONTINUE READING
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