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Antin my kind of people (clean)

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Antin my kind of people (clean)

  1. 1.
  2. 2. “I WOULD NEVER JOIN A CLUB THAT WOULD HAVE ME AS A MEMBER.”<br /> - GROUCHO MARX<br />
  3. 3. WHO WRITES<br />WIKIPEDIA<br />?<br />
  4. 4. WHO ARE WIKIPEDIA <br />CONTRIBUTORS?<br />WHAT MOTIVATES THEM?<br />WHAT ARE THEIR <br />CHARACTERISTICS?<br />
  5. 5. 310SCREENING SURVEYS<br />20SEMI-STRUCTURED QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS<br />ITERATIVE THEMATIC<br />CODING ANALYSIS<br />
  6. 6. Motivation<br />
  7. 7. Give back, Make a difference, <br />LOVE, CARE<br />PASSION<br />
  8. 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.”<br />- Maria (mid 20s, public health worker)<br />
  9. 9. PRO-SOCIAL<br />SELF-INTEREST<br />
  10. 10. $$$?<br />
  11. 11. “Do you think Wikipedia would be different if people got paid?”<br />“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.”<br /> - Donald (60s, retired truck driver)<br />
  12. 12. HEART, SOULQUALITY, INTRINSIC<br />TRUSTWORHTY<br />PURITY<br />
  13. 13. WHO ARE CONTRIBUTORS?<br />
  14. 14. “Everyday Folks”<br />
  15. 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.”<br />- Donald (mid 60s, retired truck driver)<br />
  16. 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.”<br />- Russell (40s, probation officer)<br />
  17. 17. Wikipedia’s Intellectual Class<br />
  18. 18. EDUCATED<br />EXPERT, CREDENTIALED<br />RESEARCHERS, STUDENTS<br />SEASONED TRAVELERS<br />OLD<br />IN<br />TWEED<br />MEN<br />JACKETS<br />
  19. 19. The “Geek” Stereotype<br />
  20. 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.” <br /> – Lee (20, college student)<br />“Maybe they’re home-bound people, or people who have no life. . . ” <br /> – Roger (50s, rock photographer)<br />
  21. 21. “. . . a bunch of nerds sitting around updating things every second. . . the nerdy technical guy sitting around in his mother’s basement. . . ” <br /> – Neil (20s, office worker)<br />“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.” <br /> – Russell (40s, probation officer)<br />
  22. 22. DISCUSSION<br />
  23. 23. MY KIND OF PEOPLE?<br />
  24. 24. THEORY v.<br />PRACTICE<br />
  25. 25. IMPLICATIONS<br />
  26. 26. THANKS!<br />Acknowledgments<br />Coye Cheshire<br /> Elizabeth F. Churchill<br /> Jenna Burrell<br /> Anonymous Reviewers<br />This research was supported in part by a grant from the <br />Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) at UC Berkeley.<br />

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