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Wikipedia
Uncovered
Afsoun Owji
WHAT IS IT?

Collaborative encyclopedia opposing to
traditional encyclopedias such
Britannica that encompass a formal
clas...
Wikipedia has no authors in any
      conventional sense.
Wikipedia offers articles
in 200 languages and
plans to expand.
DID YOU KNOW?

Wikipediaʼs 1,000 administrators,
have “special powers” to
edit and summarily remove content
and determine ...
DID YOU KNOW?


The administrators are the
ones who finalize the
inclusion or exclusion of
any content and/or category.
DID YOU KNOW?

The top 10% of editors
by numbers of edits
contributed to 86% of the
content.
(Priedhorsky, 2007)
DID YOU KNOW?


60% of registered Wikipedia
users never make another
edit after their first 24 hours
(Panciera, Halfaker an...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


The power and domination of
the editors on Wikipedia
challenges and disturbs the
collectivity of Wiki...
?
 Is Wikipedia truly
  Collaborative?




 ?
Priedhorsky Reid , Chen Jilin, Shyong (Tony) K. Lam,
Katherine Panciera, Loren Terveen, John R ( 2007). “Creating,
Destroy...
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  • Transcript of "Wikipedia Uncovered"

    1. 1. Wikipedia Uncovered Afsoun Owji
    2. 2. WHAT IS IT? Collaborative encyclopedia opposing to traditional encyclopedias such Britannica that encompass a formal classification system.
    3. 3. Wikipedia has no authors in any conventional sense.
    4. 4. Wikipedia offers articles in 200 languages and plans to expand.
    5. 5. DID YOU KNOW? Wikipediaʼs 1,000 administrators, have “special powers” to edit and summarily remove content and determine what constitutes a “neutral point of view”.
    6. 6. DID YOU KNOW? The administrators are the ones who finalize the inclusion or exclusion of any content and/or category.
    7. 7. DID YOU KNOW? The top 10% of editors by numbers of edits contributed to 86% of the content. (Priedhorsky, 2007)
    8. 8. DID YOU KNOW? 60% of registered Wikipedia users never make another edit after their first 24 hours (Panciera, Halfaker and Terveen, 2009).
    9. 9. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? The power and domination of the editors on Wikipedia challenges and disturbs the collectivity of Wikipedia.
    10. 10. ? Is Wikipedia truly Collaborative? ?
    11. 11. Priedhorsky Reid , Chen Jilin, Shyong (Tony) K. Lam, Katherine Panciera, Loren Terveen, John R ( 2007). “Creating, Destroying, and Restoring Value in Wikipedia”. The ACM Digital Library. Panciera, Halfaker and Terveen, 2009. “Wikipedians Are Born, Not Made: A Study of Power Editors on Wikipedia”The ACM Digital Library.
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