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The Wikipedia Survey <ul><li>iSummit 08 </li></ul><ul><li>Sapporo Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>July 31, 2008 </li><...

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Background to the first official Wikipedia Survey, conducted by UNU MERIT and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Background to the first official Wikipedia Survey, conducted by UNU MERIT and the Wikimedia Foundation.

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iSummit 2008 - Wikipedia Survey

  1. The Wikipedia Survey <ul><li>iSummit 08 </li></ul><ul><li>Sapporo Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>July 31, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Philipp Schmidt, Rishab Ayer Ghosh </li></ul><ul><li>Ruediger Glott </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations University MERIT </li></ul><ul><li>http://ccg.merit.unu.edu </li></ul>
  2. UNU MERIT <ul><li>Collaborative Creativity Group </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSS </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSSPOLS </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSSWORLD </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSSINCLUDE </li></ul>
  3. FLOSS
  4. Where - FLOSS Locations of Debian GNU/Linux leaders/maintainers
  5. Who - FLOSS FLOSS source code shares by author type
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  9.      Để thế giới ngày một tốt hơn To make the world a better place etc ....  20+ 3 FLOSS studies Other research
  10.  &*  $£¥       
  11. Who? Why? Quality How? Gender Formats Barriers Donations Languages Wikimedia
  12. 3 4 Open Access 
  13. Challenges <ul><li>Size Alexa: 8 th most popular site,~ 9% of users, 0.6% pageviews, but how many users/ contributors? </li></ul><ul><li>Sampling anonymous readers and contributors, non-homogenous community, high turn-over rates </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing / Open Access (privacy, userid) </li></ul>
  14. Who and Why? <ul><li>Basic demographics </li></ul><ul><li>80/20 - 95/5 – 95/95 :-) (Wales vs Swartz) </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of the Bourgeoisie – Temporal shift of contribution patterns (Kittur et al. 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Zealots - Good Samaritans (Anthony et al. 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>EN: Edits 195M, 4000 editors (non bots) 32.82% </li></ul><ul><li>Active Wikipedians (5 edt/mth): delta -10% +20% </li></ul><ul><li>25% of edits by newbies (less than 1 mth) </li></ul>
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  16. <ul><ul><li>Number of anonymous users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative differences in contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey: More information on types of edits (possible input to modelling contributions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey: Motivation for editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothesis: Power-law distribution of total edits, but content production shifts into tail over time, because Samaritans only get involved after sufficient amount of stubs exist </li></ul></ul>Who and Why?
  17. Quality <ul><li>Pagerank (Wilkinson) </li></ul><ul><li>No. of Revisions, Authors, Words ... </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-review (Nature, Wedemeyer 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>New concept and understanding of quality </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of quality assurance processes </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of expertise contributing (Page) </li></ul>
  18. www.wikipediasurvey.org August 2008

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