WP: clubhouse?: an exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance

@inproceedings{Lam2011WPCA,
  title={WP: clubhouse?: an exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance},
  author={Shyong K. Lam and Anuradha Uduwage and Zhenhua Dong and Shilad Sen and David R. Musicant and Loren G. Terveen and John Riedl},
  booktitle={Int. Sym. Wikis},
  year={2011}
}
Wikipedia has rapidly become an invaluable destination for millions of information-seeking users. However, media reports suggest an important challenge: only a small fraction of Wikipedia's legion of volunteer editors are female. In the current work, we present a scientific exploration of the gender imbalance in the English Wikipedia's population of editors. We look at the nature of the imbalance itself, its effects on the quality of the encyclopedia, and several conflict-related factors that… CONTINUE READING
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