Work-to-rule: the emergence of algorithmic governance in Wikipedia

  title={Work-to-rule: the emergence of algorithmic governance in Wikipedia},
  author={Claudia M{\"u}ller-Birn and Leonhard Dobusch and James D. Herbsleb},
Research has shown the importance of a functioning governance system for the success of peer production communities. It particularly highlights the role of human coordination and communication within the governance regime. In this article, we extend this line of research by differentiating two categories of governance mechanisms. The first category is based primarily on communication, in which social norms emerge that are often formalized by written rules and guidelines. The second category… CONTINUE READING
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