<CPOV> Updates for the Wikipedia General Survey

nathaniel tkacz nathanieltkacz at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 02:35:13 CEST 2010

hi all - the authors note how the surprisingly large number of
contributors (circa 31%) compared to plain readers is probably not
representative and i agree that it seems remarkably high. in the past when i
discuss wikipedia with my undergraduate students it is very rare to have
even one who has contributed. across several years and a few hundred
students i only had a handful who had contributed. interestingly, most of
them didn't even know this was possible and these are media students.

if this initial stat is so off, i wonder how it impacts some of the other
questions. don't get me wrong, i am grateful to have any stats like this and
it's a real task putting something like this together. i just wonder what
truth claims can be drawn from this kind of work when one of the stats seems
quite off.


Nate Tkacz

Research Fellow,
RMIT University

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On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 2:50 AM, Jon Awbrey <jawbrey at att.net> wrote:

> Is that female persons?
> Or female sockpuppets?
> R. U. Sure?
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