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What Hath Wikipedia Wrought:
Crowds Remaking the News by Andrew Lih

Closing keynote at Wikisym 2010 in Gdansk, Poland. An update on the health of Wikipedia, its implications on the news industry and a description of a new project: Wikifactcheck.

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  • Jodi, thanks much for the comment. Yes, I'm not totally satisfied with the dichotomy: 'crowd/audience' and 'corporate/government'

    I'm eager to hear of other ways to characterize the entities while still keeping the chart readable. :) As discussed earlier in the slides, I'm not happy with 'pro' and 'am' as the distinction. But I'm still searching for a better way to describe this and welcome more ideas.
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  • I really like the vision from slide 124 -- categorizing by who’s supplying the content, and who’s curating (government/business vs. crowd). These colors, blue and red, don’t really signify crowd and professionals to me -- so I hope you find an even better way to present this idea, which seems to be a/the core message of the talk. Your model is great because it makes sense of 'we need journalists' and 'harnass the crowd' both at once -- while indicating the complexity.
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  • 25-28 are really interesting for policy. Any timeline for the policy 'generations'?
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  • My favourites: 50, 58, 70, 88-89, 124.
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  • On slide 51: Yes, that would be really cool. Good working example to look at are annotations at PLoS.
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  • Famous saying in the community <br /> <br /> Works in practice, but not in theory <br /> <br /> No better starting point, no worse ending point <br /> <br /> Wikipedia is the worst place to start, except for every other web site <br /> <br />
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  • Famous saying in the community <br /> <br /> Works in practice, but not in theory <br /> <br /> No better starting point, no worse ending point <br /> <br /> Wikipedia is the worst place to start, except for every other web site <br /> <br />
  • What started conventional, 7 step process, top editors, copy editor, PhDs required <br />
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  • The idea is that depending on the situation, sometimes the crowds is the better &#x201C;filter&#x201D; or the &#x201C;MSM&#x201D; <br /> <br /> One irreverent addition that delivers you to wisdom? Lostpedia <br /> Heroes, 24 <br />
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  • What Hath Wikipedia Wrought: Crowds Remaking the News Wikisym Andrew Lih Gdansk, Poland http://andrewlih.com July 7-9, 2010 Wikipedia/Twitter: Fuzheado Associate professor University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Gdansk Why is Wikisym/Wikimania in Gdansk? by bored-now@flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution NC License
  • THE WIKIPEDIA REVOLUTION U.S. $ 2 4.9 9 HOW A BUNCH OF NOBODIES CREATED THE WORLD’S “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of GREATEST ENCYCLOPEDIA all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” —Jimmy Wales With more than 2,0 0 0,0 0 0 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the # 8 site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 3 0,0 0 0,0 0 0 words a month. Now for the How a Bunch of Nobodies Greatest Encyclopedia Created the World’s first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened—from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it’s become. Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a ANDREW LIH regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site’s inception in 2 0 01, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a website; it’s a global commu- ANDREW LIH nity of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. Featuring a Foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.
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  • Rundown Wikipedia health Impact on news A new project by bored-now@flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution NC License
  • Wikipedia’s impact ComScore: Top 5 Alexa: Top 6 Since 2006, overtaken NY Times, Amazon, Fox Interactive, eBay, Time Warner sites Comscore: Nov 2009 Alexa: Feb 2009 Photo by: victoriapeckham@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Wikipedia Stats 380 million unique visits a day 980 million clicks a day Source: Wikimedia Foundation, July 2010 Photo by: victoriapeckham@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Arabic blogosphere secular reform Kuwait Egypt Levant Brotherhood Syria Saudi Arabia Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Arabic blogosphere secular reform Kuwait Egypt Levant Brotherhood Syria Saudi Arabia Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics
  • The Crowd at work Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow
  • Wikipedia Culture Norms evolving over time
  • AGF IAR NPOV Gen1
  • Gen2 3RR Dispute resolution RfA CSD AGF Semi- protection IAR NPOV Gen1
  • Gen2 3RR Dispute resolution RfA CSD CSD G1-12 Semi- AGF protection CSD R1-3 CSD I1-8 IAR NPOV CSD C,U,T,P Reliable BLP Unsourced sources nontagged Gen1 Anonymous article fair use images creation No spoiler tags Gen3
  • Gen2 Pending Gen4 changes 3RR RfA Dispute gauntlet resolution CSD Flagged CSD G1-12 revisions Semi- AGF protection CSD R1-3 CSD I1-8 IAR NPOV CSD C,U,T,P Reliable BLP Unsourced sources nontagged Gen1 Anonymous article fair use images creation No spoiler tags Gen3
  • Wikipedia norms Policies not necessarily additive Norms depend on entry time into community Photo by: User:Zzubnik, Creative Commons
  • Brad Patrick, Wikimedia Wikipedia:Five pillars Photo by: User:Zzubnik, Creative Commons
  • Contributors en: Wikipedia (!!!!" '!!!!" &!!!!" '" #!" $'" #!!" %!!!!" $'!" #!!!" $'!!" #!!!!" $!!!!" $'!!!" #!!!!" !" )*+,!%" )*+,!&" )*+,!'" )*+,!(" )*+,!-" )*+,!." )*+,!/"
  • Article “supply” • Fruit on the ground • [[Dog]], [[Music]] • Low hanging fruit • [[History of England]] • Higher hanging fruit/deletion • [[Medical research related to low-carbohydrate diets]]
  • Articles in en: Wikipedia, Projections (#$" !"##"$%&' (" '#$" Higher '" hanging fruit &#$" &" Low hanging fruit %#$" %" Fruit on !#$" the ground !" )*+,!%" )*+,!&" )*+,!'" )*+,!(" )*+,!$" )*+,!-" )*+,!." )*+,!/" )*+,!0" )*+,%!" )*+,%%" )*+,%&" )*+,%'" )*+,%("
  • Hypotheses • Human knowledge always expanding, but... • Steep exponential curve 2001-2005 a “catchup” phase to existing knowledge • Will settle into a less dramatic curve, even linear?
  • The Singularity is Not Near: Slowing Growth of Wikipedia (PARC)
  • Articles in en: Wikipedia, Projections Based on Chi, Suh (PARC Augmented Social Cognition group) (#$" !"##"$%&' (" '#$" Analysis, '" maintenance, &#$" Higher news, hanging fruit popular culture &" Low hanging %#$" fruit %" Fruit on !#$" the ground !" )*+,!%" )*+,!&" )*+,!'" )*+,!(" )*+,!$" )*+,!-" )*+,!." )*+,!/" )*+,!0" )*+,%!" )*+,%%" )*+,%&" )*+,%'" )*+,%("
  • User Friendliness Editing and Usability
  • 90/9/1 communities 90% lurkers 9% contributors 1% hard core Photo by: Susan NYC@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Editing/saving (WMF) Photo by: User:Zzubnik, Creative Commons
  • Editing followthrough • Wikitravel: only 5% of those who press “edit” actually save • Wikipedia: 1/5 to 2/5 • WikiHow: 30% with guided editing • Wikia: WYSIWYG editor >> 50% Sources: Jack Herrick, WikiHow; Erik Zachte, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimania presentations Why do Editors Leave Wikipedia? A Survey of Casual Contributors Howie Fung - exit interviews Trends in Wikipedia Communities Ronald Beelaard- activity before leaving Photo by: Susan NYC@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Wikimedia Usability Study “Every user in this study struggled to get a basic grasp of the editing interface... largely failed to make edits correctly without repeated attempts and efforts” http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_and_Experience_Study#Feeling_Stupid Photo by: Susan NYC@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Losing Ground? “But not even our youngest and most computer savvy participants accomplished these tasks with ease” http://blog.wikimedia.org/2009/04/24/usability-study-results-sneak-preview/ Photo by: Stevenfruitsmaak@commons.wikimedia, Creative Commons generic 2.5
  • Example: Wikia Muppet Wiki page
  • Example: Editing in MediaWiki markup mode
  • Example: Editing in Wikia-developed WYSIWYG mode
  • Example: Editing in WYSIWYG not always possible
  • Ideas Guillaume Paumier, Cormac Lawler, Ariel Glenn, Panagiota Alevizou Photo by: Susan NYC@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Scenarios Slow steady quality decline Pending changes, quality increase Inability to update in timely manner Trickling in of spam, POV, non- neutral content
  • Wikipedia Lessons How has “the crowd” become part of the news process?
  • User generated content Audience-created media vs Community-curated works
  • Citizen journalists Are bloggers journalists? Some are, most aren’t.
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Noncommercial (amateur) Commercial (pro)
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Most blogs and Noncommercial usergen (amateur) content Commercial (pro)
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Most blogs and Noncommercial usergen (amateur) content Commercial (pro)
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Most blogs and Noncommercial usergen (amateur) content Commercial (pro)
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Most blogs and Noncommercial usergen (amateur) content Commercial (pro)
  • Pro-Am Journalism? Amateur Professional standards standards Most blogs and Noncommercial usergen (amateur) content Commercial (pro)
  • OpenStreetmap Like Wikipedia of maps Contribute GPS “trails” and traces to project Creative Commons license
  • OpenStreetmap
  • OpenStreetmap - Haiti Using: Yahoo imagery CIA maps AFTER GeoEye BEFORE http://brainoff.com/weblog/2010/01/14/1518
  • Content Creation vs Curation Works Creation Works Curation
  • Content Creation vs Curation Works Creation Works Curation
  • Content Creation vs Curation Works Creation Works Curation
  • Content Creation vs Curation Works Creation Works Curation
  • Content Creation vs Curation Works Creation Works Curation
  • Lostpedia Wikipedia-like reference to the popular TV show Original research/ theories welcome!
  • Dan Gillmor Journalism is no longer a lecture. It is a conversation
  • Lawrence Lessig “weirdly totalitarian” communications of the 20th century yields to “read/write”
  • Leo Laporte, TWiT Mass media is not natural to the human condition... An artifact of a certain technological age
  • Jay Rosen The people, formerly known as the audience
  • Information Pyramid wisdom knowledge Information data
  • Information Pyramid ? wisdom context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports stats, weather metrics, financial data
  • Impact of Internet Media ? wisdom context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data
  • Impact of Internet Media ? wisdom context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, commodity photos user generated Information multiple sources sports, weather, financial data
  • Journalism Values ? wisdom context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, commodity photos user generated Information multiple sources sports, weather, financial data
  • Journalism Values editing ? research storytelling wisdom curation context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, commodity photos user generated Information multiple sources sports, weather, financial data
  • Journalism Values editing fairness ? research accuracy storytelling wisdom balance curation transparency context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, commodity photos user generated Information multiple sources sports, weather, financial data
  • Wikipedia and the News "Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock." -Ben Hecht
  • Values What is true or credible? Arbiters, processes, systems
  • Working the crowd Content... creation vs curation
  • Citizen Journalists CNN iReport YouTube, Ustream.tv Flickr, Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike 3.0 Wikimedia User:Didoundp
  • Crowdsourcing - Discrete tasks Open Streetmap NASA Clickworkers Guardian UK TPM Muckraker
  • NASA Clickworkers Volunteers, identifying and classifying the age of craters on Mars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clickworkers
  • Clickworkers vectorizing craters “accomplished in a week what a single graduate student would have needed a year to complete” The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain
  • Crowdsourcing - Document dump UK expenses scandal (Guardian) US DOJ attorneys (TPM Muckraker)
  • UK Parliament expenses scandal 20,000 volunteers comb through PDF documents http://www.niemanlab.org/2009/06/four-crowdsourcing-lessons-from-the-guardians-spectacular-expenses-scandal-experiment/
  • Guardian experiences Your workers are unpaid, so make it fun. Speed: use a framework, Django Burst: have servers ready - Amazon EC2
  • Wisdom of Crowds (James Surowiecki) Diversity Independence Decentralization Aggregation Photo by: victoriapeckham@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Wisdom of Crowds Online (Derek Powazek, SXSW2009) Small simple tasks Large diverse groups Design for selfishness Result aggregation Photo by: iskanderbenamor@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Wikinews difficulties Complex narrative writing Hyperlocalized knowledge Deadline-oriented Photo by: iskanderbenamor@flickr, Creative Commons
  • Attorneys scandal TPM Muckraker readers combed thru 3,000 emails In hours, crowd ID’ed “compromising passages” Result: MSM news stories, Polk Award http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9083501
  • Theme Park Insider Early whistleblower site Report accidents, first-hand accounts, photos to TPI http://www.ojr.org/ojr/stories/070731niles/
  • Robert Niles (Theme Park Insider) “Crowdsouring... will stand along the traditional ‘big three’ of interviews, observation and examining documents” http://www.ojr.org/ojr/stories/070731niles/
  • Journalism Values editing fairness ? research accuracy storytelling wisdom balance curation transparency context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data
  • Clay Shirky The problem is filter failure, not information overload
  • A new model for understanding the crowd, creation and curation
  • Understanding Content | Curation ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information Wikipedia sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information Wikipedia sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information Wikipedia sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information CNN Wikipedia iReport sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information CNN Wikipedia iReport sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
  • Understanding Content Curation Crowd/ Audience Content | Curation Corporate/ Govt ... wisdo m context, historical analysis knowledge press releases, live coverage, photos Information CNN Wikipedia iReport sports, weather, financial data NASA Clickworker s Credit: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California
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  • Andrew Lih andrew@andrewlih.com THE WIKIPEDIA REVOLUTION Twitter: Fuzheado cle disc ussion view sourc e history U.S. $ 2 4.9 9 pedia Revolution HOW A BUNCH OF NOBODIES pedia, the free encyclopedia CREATED THE WORLD’S “Imagine a world in which every single person navigation, search on the planet is given free access to the sum of s article is about the book. For the different, similar terms related to Wikipedia, see GREATEST ENCYCLOPEDIA all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” —Jimmy Wales ipedia (terminology). Wikipedia’s non-encyclopedic visitor introduction, see Wikipedia:About. With more than 2,0 0 0,0 0 0 individual articles on Revolution (pronunciation ) is the story of the free, [1] multilingual ency- roject supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. The website’s name everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to anteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites) and Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer dia. Wikipedia’s 1 0 million articles have been written collaboratively by volun- contributors, Wikipedia is the # 8 site on the World nd the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone who can Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with Wikipedia website. [2] Launched in 2 0 0 1 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, [3] it access to a computer, this impressive assemblage y the largest and most popular[1] general reference work on the Internet. [4][5][6] of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of edia Revolution traces Wikipedia’s phenomenal success back to its roots, and more than 3 0,0 0 0,0 0 0 words a month. Now for the How a Bunch of Nobodies Greatest Encyclopedia Created the World’s e people who have contributed to its stated mission of giving every single person first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how s to the sum of all human knowledge. it all happened—from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it’s become. e Introduction to The Wikipedia Revolution Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted edia founder, Jimmy Wales user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a ANDREW LIH regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The ow, it’s hard not to use the Internet without experiencing Wikipedia in Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site’s inception s and surfing. It has become an incredibly useful Internet resource in in 2 0 01, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, nguages. Yet when you use Wikipedia, you may not understand the while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. phy behind it. Wikipedia is not just a website; it’s a global commu- book tells the story of how Wikipedia began and evolved from a traditional pedia into the intricate global community that it is today. ANDREW LIH nity of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0371-6 Featuring a Foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.
  • What Hath Wikipedia Wrought: Crowds Remaking the News Wikisym Andrew Lih Gdansk, Poland http://andrewlih.com July 7-9, 2010 Wikipedia/Twitter: Fuzheado Associate professor University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism