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    • 1.
    • 2. “I WOULD NEVER JOIN A CLUB THAT WOULD HAVE ME AS A MEMBER.”
      - GROUCHO MARX
    • 3. WHO WRITES
      WIKIPEDIA
      ?
    • 4. WHO ARE WIKIPEDIA
      CONTRIBUTORS?
      WHAT MOTIVATES THEM?
      WHAT ARE THEIR
      CHARACTERISTICS?
    • 5. 310SCREENING SURVEYS
      20SEMI-STRUCTURED QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
      ITERATIVE THEMATIC
      CODING ANALYSIS
    • 6. Motivation
    • 7. Give back, Make a difference,
      LOVE, CARE
      PASSION
    • 8. “There are some people who write about really local things that they’re passionate about. Like my neighbor. . . she was really into how Northern California tried to become its own state. . . She had really no forum to share this with the world. . . and then we told her about Wikipedia.”
      - Maria (mid 20s, public health worker)
    • 9. PRO-SOCIAL
      SELF-INTEREST
    • 10. $$$?
    • 11. “Do you think Wikipedia would be different if people got paid?”
      “Oh yeah, I think there’d be a lot of bullshit in there. I think people would just throw a lot of stuff in there thinking, ‘I’m getting paid so it really doesn’t matter what I’m putting down!’ [The way it is now] I think people really put their heart and soul into it because they like doing it.”
      - Donald (60s, retired truck driver)
    • 12. HEART, SOULQUALITY, INTRINSIC
      TRUSTWORHTY
      PURITY
    • 13. WHO ARE CONTRIBUTORS?
    • 14. “Everyday Folks”
    • 15. “. . . just everyday people. . . we’ve got our geniuses, or lawyers, or scientists, or you, or journalists, or me. I’m just an old man who doesn’t know much but I know a little bit.”
      - Donald (mid 60s, retired truck driver)
    • 16. “. . . for every little thing on the internet there’s somebody out there. There’s somebody sitting in Birmingham or Belize, wherever. . . [or fixing] punctuation is what they were born to give. And by God, I’m going to let them have it. Why do I need to eat off their plate? I’ve got a thing about rivers in Iowa.”
      - Russell (40s, probation officer)
    • 17. Wikipedia’s Intellectual Class
    • 18. EDUCATED
      EXPERT, CREDENTIALED
      RESEARCHERS, STUDENTS
      SEASONED TRAVELERS
      OLD
      IN
      TWEED
      MEN
      JACKETS
    • 19. The “Geek” Stereotype
    • 20. “I’m sure they’re locked up in a room. . . And Wikipedia is the ultimate thing for them. . . people in their room alone, playing World of Warcraft and things like that.”
      – Lee (20, college student)
      “Maybe they’re home-bound people, or people who have no life. . . ”
      – Roger (50s, rock photographer)
    • 21. “. . . a bunch of nerds sitting around updating things every second. . . the nerdy technical guy sitting around in his mother’s basement. . . ”
      – Neil (20s, office worker)
      “There are people that live for [Wikipedia]. . . I imagine them sitting on a chair in their boxer shorts with a catheter and a feeding tube.”
      – Russell (40s, probation officer)
    • 22. DISCUSSION
    • 23. MY KIND OF PEOPLE?
    • 24. THEORY v.
      PRACTICE
    • 25. IMPLICATIONS
    • 26. THANKS!
      Acknowledgments
      Coye Cheshire
      Elizabeth F. Churchill
      Jenna Burrell
      Anonymous Reviewers
      This research was supported in part by a grant from the
      Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) at UC Berkeley.