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Proceedings Article: BibTeX citation key:  viegas.765
Viégas Fernanda B., Wattenberg Martin & Mckeon Matthew (2007). « The Hidden Order of Wikipedia ». In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, Springer 261, p. 445–454.
Added by: Laure Endrizzi 2008-09-23 17:46:20    Last edited by: Laure Endrizzi 2008-09-23 17:56:51
Categories: 5. économie et modèles éditoriaux
Keywords: communauté de pratique, gouvernance, open source, Wikipedia
Creators: Mckeon, Viégas, Wattenberg
Publisher: Springer
Collection: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing

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Abstract
We examine the procedural side of Wikipedia, the well-known internet encyclopedia. Despite the lack of structure in the underlying wiki technology, users abide by hundreds of rules and follow well-defined processes. Our case study is the Featured Article (FA) process, one of the best established procedures on the site. We analyze the FA process through the theoretical framework of commons governance, and demonstrate how this process blends elements of traditional workflow with peer production. We conclude that rather than encouraging anarchy, many aspects of wiki technology lend themselves to the collective creation of formalized process and policy.
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Further information may be found at:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73257-0\_49

 
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