Just a reminder that the Research Showcase will begin in a half hour!
On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM, Sarah R <srodlund(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
A quick correction.* "*The Critical Relationship of Volunteer Created
Wikipedia Content to Large-Scale Online Communities" will be presented by *Nicholas
On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM, Sarah R <srodlund(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, April
> 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC.
> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1pa-pr6xis
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
> And, you can watch our past research showcases here.
> The Critical Relationship of Volunteer Created Wikipedia Content to
> Large-Scale Online CommunitiesBy *Nate TeBlunthuis*The extensive
> Wikipedia literature has largely considered Wikipedia in isolation, outside
> of the context of its broader Internet ecosystem. Very recent research has
> demonstrated the significance of this limitation, identifying critical
> relationships between Google and Wikipedia that are highly relevant to many
> areas of Wikipedia-based research and practice. In this talk, I will
> present a study which extends this recent research beyond search engines to
> examine Wikipedia’s relationships with large-scale online communities,
> Stack Overflow and Reddit in particular. I will discuss evidence of
> consequential, albeit unidirectional relationships. Wikipedia provides
> substantial value to both communities, with Wikipedia content increasing
> visitation, engagement, and revenue, but we find little evidence that these
> websites contribute to Wikipedia in return. Overall, these findings
> highlight important connections between Wikipedia and its broader ecosystem
> that should be considered by researchers studying Wikipedia. Overall, this
> talk will emphasize the key role that volunteer-created Wikipedia content
> plays in improving other websites, even contributing to revenue generation.
> The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System, a Closer LookBy *Nate
> TeBlunthuis*Do patterns of growth and stabilization found in large peer
> production systems such as Wikipedia occur in other communities? This study
> assesses the generalizability of Halfaker etal.’s influential 2013 paper on
> “The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System.” We replicate its
> tests of several theories related to newcomer retention and norm
> entrenchment using a dataset of hundreds of active peer production wikis
> from Wikia. We reproduce the subset of the findings from Halfaker and
> colleagues that we are able to test, comparing both the estimated signs and
> magnitudes of our models. Our results support the external validity of
> Halfaker et al.’s claims that quality control systems may limit the growth
> of peer production communities by deterring new contributors and that norms
> tend to become entrenched over time.
> Kindest regards,
> Sarah R. Rodlund
> Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation |
> Hic sunt leones