Wisdom of the Crowds : Decentralized Knowledge Construction in

  title={Wisdom of the Crowds : Decentralized Knowledge Construction in},
  author={Ofer Arazy},
Recently, Nature published an article comparing the quality of Wikipedia articles to those of Encyclopedia Britannica (Giles 2005). The article, which gained much public attention, provides evidence for Wikipedia quality, but does not provide an explanation of the underlying source of that quality. Wikipedia, and wikis in general, aggregate information from a large and diverse author-base, where authors are free to modify any article. Building upon Surowiecki's (2005) Wisdom of Crowds, we… CONTINUE READING

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