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Presentation of the paper "Readers are Not Free-Riders" by Judd Antin and Coye Cheshire at the CSCW 2010 conference in Savannah, GA.

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  2. 2. The “Free-Rider Problem”<br />2<br />=<br />?<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  3. 3. Summary<br />3<br />Readers are NOT (necessarily) free-riders because:<br />They may have incomplete information about how Wikipedia operates<br />As an audience they can enhance others’ motivations<br />Reading is a form of legitimate peripheral participation<br />Wikipedia Knowledge and Participation Survey<br />What do people know about how Wikipedia operates?<br />How do people use, participate in Wikipedia?<br />Implications & Conclusion<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  4. 4. Wikipedia Users: Who Has Been Studied?<br />4<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  5. 5. Why Study Readers?<br />5<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  6. 6. Incomplete Operational Information<br />6<br />“You’re new here, aren’t you?!”<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  7. 7. Without an Audience, There’s No Show<br />7<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  8. 8. Reading as Legitimate Peripheral Participation<br />8<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  9. 9. Operational Information and Participation Survey<br />9<br />Operational information as a lens on the manner in which readers participate on Wikipedia.<br /><ul><li>165 Participants
  10. 10. Recruited at Berkeley after un-related lab experiments
  11. 11. 57% Female
  12. 12. Average age of 22
  13. 13. Two question types:</li></ul>Frequency of reading and editing a variety of content<br />Operational information quiz<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  14. 14. Wikipedia Knowledge Survey Results<br />10<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  15. 15. Knowledge / Participation Relationships<br />11<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  16. 16. Implications<br />12<br />Change the way we think of free-riding on Wikipedia, beyond.<br />What users know / do not know about how Wikipedia works can provide a window into their participation.<br />Focus on the progression of participation<br />Identify the information and usage patterns that could signify important transitions in participation<br />2/12/2010<br />Readers are Not Free Riders – CSCW ‘10 – Savannah, Georgia<br />
  17. 17. Thanks!<br />13<br />Questions? Comments? Contact us:<br />{jantin, coye}@ischool.berkeley.edu<br />

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