UtopiaMeetsCollaborative Production<br />A Discussion of Wikipedia <br />Anna   Pan<br />COM548  University of Washington<...
 Wikipedia<br />A free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia ...
Comparison<br />Clay Shirky<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />Here Comes Everybody<br />Motivations of Contributors to Wikipedia<...
Chapter 5<br />   Personal Motivation <br />             meets <br />Collaborative Production<br />
Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br /><ul><li> Collaborative Production
Unmanaged Division of Labor
 A Predictable Imbalance
 Reasons: Why would anyone bother </li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Why would anyone bother <br /...
Pleasure of changing something in the world
The desire to do a good thing</li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />A  Psycholog...
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Utopian Meets Collaborative Production

  1. 1. UtopiaMeetsCollaborative Production<br />A Discussion of Wikipedia <br />Anna Pan<br />COM548 University of Washington<br />Nov. 22, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Wikipedia<br />A free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.<br />The world’s largestcollaborative body of information<br />One of the most visited websites in the world<br />Over 3,800,000articles<br />More than 200 different languages<br />Totals1.25 million registered contributors<br />
  3. 3. Comparison<br />Clay Shirky<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />Here Comes Everybody<br />Motivations of Contributors to Wikipedia<br />
  4. 4. Chapter 5<br /> Personal Motivation <br /> meets <br />Collaborative Production<br />
  5. 5. Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br /><ul><li> Collaborative Production
  6. 6. Unmanaged Division of Labor
  7. 7. A Predictable Imbalance
  8. 8. Reasons: Why would anyone bother </li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Why would anyone bother <br /><ul><li> A chance to exercise some unused mental capacities
  9. 9. Pleasure of changing something in the world
  10. 10. The desire to do a good thing</li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />A Psychology Perspective<br /><ul><li> A chance to exercise some </li></ul> unused mental capacities<br /><ul><li> Pleasure of changing something </li></ul> in the world<br /><ul><li> The desire to do a good thing</li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />A Psychology Perspective<br /><ul><li> A chance to exercise some </li></ul> unused mental capacities<br /><ul><li> Pleasure of changing something </li></ul> in the world<br /><ul><li> The desire to do a good thing
  11. 11. Reputation </li></li></ul><li>Clay ShirkyA Sociology Perspective<br />Stacey Kuznetsov<br />A Psychology Perspective<br /><ul><li> A chance to exercise some </li></ul> unused mental capacities<br /><ul><li> Pleasure of changing something </li></ul> in the world<br /><ul><li> The desire to do a good thing
  12. 12. Reputation
  13. 13. Altruism </li></li></ul><li>Discussion Questions <br />Could Wikipedia’s example as a mode of free <br />collaborative information be emulated to benefit <br />profit companies?<br />Would it be the future production mode from an <br />economic perspective? <br />If all companies organize theirown free <br />production processes, would it be the real “utopia”?<br /> Thank you for listening!<br />

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