This is an interesting video which I look forward to watching in full.
In the followup Q&A around minute 50 Spolsky described his subject as long-tail in
contrast to notable content on Wikipedia. Is this a distinction often made in
user-generated content research?
Can we, for example, characterize the rules for acceptable material as favoring a
long-tail or a fat-front?
I ask because my current work with federated wiki is largely about allowing diverse rules
Best regards -- Ward
On Nov 13, 2015, at 10:27 PM, Tilman Bayer <tbayer(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Joel Spolsky explained his comparison - which was
already mentioned on
this list (Analytics-l) on September 17 - a bit more here:
TLDL: it's indeed about the entire Stack Exchange network vs. the
English Wikipedia (i.e. not about the number from Nemo's query), and
they chose this metric for the closest possible comparison - but still
maintain that posting a question or answer is a larger unit of work
than the average WP edit.