<CPOV> Visualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia

Sabine Niederer sabine at networkcultures.org
Tue Jan 11 12:01:08 CET 2011

Source: http://notabilia.net/

Visualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia 
Moritz Stefaner • Dario Taraborelli • Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia

As Doc Searls recently put it, Wikipedia is, like the protocols of the Net, "a set of agreements". A Web protocol defines the way in which computers communicate with each other and make decisions to ensure successful transactions. Wikipedia policies have the same purpose, but instead of transactions between machines, they regulate human decisions. An important part of these decisions bear on what topics are suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia and what topics are not. The present project looks into the nature and shape of collective decisions about the inclusion of a topic in Wikipedia. 


see also: D. Taraborelli, G.L. Ciampaglia (2010) Beyond Notability. Collective Deliberation on Content Inclusion in Wikipedia. Fourth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops (SASOW '10). [PDF]
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