<CPOV> fyi new media & society,13(5) 704–721
jeanette at wzb.eu
Fri Sep 9 09:32:50 CEST 2011
the whole issue looks quite interesting.
Imagining the Wikipedia community: What do Wikipedia authors mean when
they write about their ‘community’?
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
new media & society
This article examines the way Wikipedia authors write their ‘community’
Mobilizing concepts regarding the communicative constitution of
computer-mediated conversation between editors were investigated using
Theory procedures. The analysis yielded an empirically grounded theory
of the users’
self-understanding of the Wikipedia community as ethos-action community.
study contributes to research on online community-building as it shifts
the focus from
structural criteria for communities to the discursive level of community
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