[Foundation-l] "antisocial production"
eddie at visudo.com
Sat Jun 27 21:57:44 UTC 2009
'Forget altruism. Misanthropy and egotism are the fuel of online social
production. That's the conclusion suggested by a new study of the character
traits of the contributors to Wikipedia. A team of Israeli research
psychologists gave personality tests to 69 Wikipedians and 70
non-Wikipedians. They discovered that, as New Scientist puts
Wikipedians are generally "grumpy," "disagreeable," and "closed to new
I wonder how the mailing list will react....
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