Effects of Stigmergic and Explicit Coordination on Wikipedia Article Quality

dc.contributor.author Crowston, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Rezgui, Amira
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T07:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T07:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract Prior research on Wikipedia has noted the importance of both explicit coordination of edits (i.e., through the article Talk page) and stigmergic coordination (i.e., through the article itself). Using a panel data set of article quality and edits for 23 articles over time, we examine the impact of different kinds of edits on article quality. We find that stigmergically-coordinated edits seem to have the biggest effect on quality, but that explicit coordination of major edits also predicts article quality. The findings have implications for both research on coordination in Wikipedia and for supporting editors
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.287
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64029
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Collective Intelligence and Crowds
dc.subject article quality
dc.subject panel study
dc.subject stigmergic coordination
dc.subject wikipeda
dc.title Effects of Stigmergic and Explicit Coordination on Wikipedia Article Quality
dc.type Conference Paper
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