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Measuring Wiki viability: An empirical assessment of the social dynamics of a large sample of Wikis

Roth, C, Taraborelli, D and Gilbert, N (2008) Measuring Wiki viability: An empirical assessment of the social dynamics of a large sample of Wikis WikiSym 2008 - The 4th International Symposium on Wikis, Proceedings.

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Abstract

This paper assesses the content- and population-dynamics of a largecessful outcomes. Their destiny relies on the capacity of project sample of wikis, over a timespan of several months, in order to identify basic features that may predict or induce different types of fate. We analyze and discuss, in particular, the correlation of various macroscopic indicators, structural features and governance policies with specific growth patterns. While recent analyses of wiki dynamics have mostly focused on popular projects such as Wikipedia, we suggest research directions towards a more general theory of the dynamics of such communities.search on a wide range of wikis at various stages of development.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1565

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