<quote who="Piotr Konieczny" date="Thu, May 29, 2014 at 12:56:25PM
I wanted to cite a statistic on whether vandalism at
Wikia is higher or
lower than on Wikipedia, but couldn't find anything. Is anyone familiar with
research that I may want to check out? I am drawing almost nothing for
studies of Wikia, outside the recent paper by Aaron Shaw and Benjamin Mako
Hill (CC-ed), which did not however focus on vandalism.
This is the closet article I know about it. It doesn't talk about
"vandalism" per se but it does look at levels of reverts and compares
them to levels in Wikipedia. I think it's actually pretty close to
what you are looking for:
Kittur, Aniket, and Robert E. Kraut. “Beyond Wikipedia: Coordination
and Conflict in Online Production Groups.” In Proceedings of the 2010
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 215–24. Savannah,
Georgia, USA: ACM, 2010. doi:10.1145/1718918.1718959.
Wikia (the largest wiki farm?) appears to be
I agree with this completely! art of the reason that there is so much
research about Wikipedia is that the WMF goes to incredible length to
make things easy for researchers with providing datasets,
etc. Basically everybody else, including Wikia, does less.
Benjamin Mako Hill
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