Visualizing Activity on Wikipedia with Chromograms

@inproceedings{Wattenberg2007VisualizingAO,
  title={Visualizing Activity on Wikipedia with Chromograms},
  author={Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda B. Vi{\'e}gas and Katherine J. Hollenbach},
  booktitle={INTERACT},
  year={2007}
}
To investigate how participants in peer production systems allocate their time, we examine editing activity on Wikipedia, the well-known online encyclopedia. To analyze the huge edit histories of the site's administrators we introduce a visualization technique, the chromogram, that can display very long textual sequences through a simple color coding scheme. Using chromograms we describe a set of characteristic editing patterns. In addition to confirming known patterns, such reacting to… 
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