Articles and Authors of Meta Communities in the South American Wikipedias and MetaWiki

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Articles and Authors of Meta Communities in the South American Wikipedias and MetaWiki

Presenter Rut Jesus (University of Copenhagen)
Themes AcademicCommunitiesLatin America
About the presenter
Rut Jesus is a PhD student at the Center for Philosophy of Nature and Science Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is Portuguese-Indian, 27 years old, and studied Physics and Philosophy at Harvard University. She is particularly interested in ‘productive’ communities, from coop living to Wikipedia, in bridging different disciplines, including the sciences and the (performing) arts, and in promoting dialogue.
Abstract

This exploratory study investigates the bipartite network of meta articles linked by common editors in Wikipedia: and Help: namespaces (and their talk pages) of the South American Wikipedias (ES, PT) and MetaWiki. We construct a bipartite network, and from it, overlapping cliques of densely connected articles and significant editors (who edited at least 10 edits per each article) to study the communities that organize, discuss, and lead those Wikipedias. We compare the ‘Café’ and ‘Esplanada’ to the ‘Village Pump’ and to MetaWiki and see at a meso-level the appearance of coordination areas, policy making and general guidelines.

Language English
Slides (download) Rut Jesus - Wikimania 2009 - Articles and Authors of Meta Communities.pdf
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