Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the Research Showcase will begin in a half hour!


Sarah R.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> A quick correction.* "*The Critical Relationship of Volunteer Created
> Wikipedia Content to Large-Scale Online Communities" will be presented by 
> *Nicholas
> Vincent.*
> Kind regards,
> Sarah R.
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, April
>> 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC.
>> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1pa-pr6xis
>> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
>> And, you can watch our past research showcases here.
>> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#Upcoming_Showcase>
>> The Critical Relationship of Volunteer Created Wikipedia Content to
>> Large-Scale Online CommunitiesBy *Nate TeBlunthuis*The extensive
>> Wikipedia literature has largely considered Wikipedia in isolation, outside
>> of the context of its broader Internet ecosystem. Very recent research has
>> demonstrated the significance of this limitation, identifying critical
>> relationships between Google and Wikipedia that are highly relevant to many
>> areas of Wikipedia-based research and practice. In this talk, I will
>> present a study which extends this recent research beyond search engines to
>> examine Wikipedia’s relationships with large-scale online communities,
>> Stack Overflow and Reddit in particular. I will discuss evidence of
>> consequential, albeit unidirectional relationships. Wikipedia provides
>> substantial value to both communities, with Wikipedia content increasing
>> visitation, engagement, and revenue, but we find little evidence that these
>> websites contribute to Wikipedia in return. Overall, these findings
>> highlight important connections between Wikipedia and its broader ecosystem
>> that should be considered by researchers studying Wikipedia. Overall, this
>> talk will emphasize the key role that volunteer-created Wikipedia content
>> plays in improving other websites, even contributing to revenue generation.
>> The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System, a Closer LookBy *Nate
>> TeBlunthuis*Do patterns of growth and stabilization found in large peer
>> production systems such as Wikipedia occur in other communities? This study
>> assesses the generalizability of Halfaker etal.’s influential 2013 paper on
>> “The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System.” We replicate its
>> tests of several theories related to newcomer retention and norm
>> entrenchment using a dataset of hundreds of active peer production wikis
>> from Wikia. We reproduce the subset of the findings from Halfaker and
>> colleagues that we are able to test, comparing both the estimated signs and
>> magnitudes of our models. Our results support the external validity of
>> Halfaker et al.’s claims that quality control systems may limit the growth
>> of peer production communities by deterring new contributors and that norms
>> tend to become entrenched over time.
>> Kindest regards,
>> Sarah R. Rodlund
>> Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation |
>> Hic sunt leones
>> srodl...@wikimedia.org
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