Hi folks,

I wanted to share results from a fun project that explored *where* information in Wikipedia comes from. We studied the geography of editors, the spatial articles they edit, and the sources they cite. Overall, we found evidence for both language and socioeconomic barriers.  This was work with a ridiculously amazing and fun group of people: Heather Ford, Dave Musicant, Oliver Keyes, Mark Graham, and Brent Hecht.

You can find an interactive version of our CHI paper at: http://www.shilad.com/localness

If you're interested in the sourcing datasets, drop me a line. I'm happy to share them.

Feedback and questions are welcome!


Shilad W. Sen
Associate Professor
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Dept.
Macalester College