Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system

  title={Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system},
  author={Sabine Niederer and Jos{\'e} van Dijck},
  journal={New Media & Society},
Wikipedia is often considered as an example of ‘collaborative knowledge’. Researchers have contested the value of Wikipedia content on various accounts. Some have disputed the ability of anonymous amateurs to produce quality information, while others have contested Wikipedia’s claim to accuracy and neutrality. Even if these concerns about Wikipedia as an encyclopaedic genre are relevant, they misguidedly focus on human agents only. Wikipedia’s advance is not only enabled by its human resources… CONTINUE READING
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