Analyzing the creative editing behavior of Wikipedia editors: through dynamic social network analysis

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Analyzing the creative editing behavior of Wikipedia editors: through dynamic social network analysis
Authors: Takashi Iba, Keiichi Nemoto, Bernd Peters, Peter A. Gloor
Citation: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 (4): 6441-6456. 2010
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Analyzing the creative editing behavior of Wikipedia editors: through dynamic social network analysis describes a dynamic social network analysis of the editing pattern of Wikipedia contributors.

They find two categories of users:

  • "coolfarmers": that are "prolific authors starting and building new articles of high quality"
    • Zealots
    • Mediators
  • "egoboosters" that showcase themselves
    • Snake
    • Wheel
    • Star

[edit] Data

  • 2580 featured articles from the English Wikipedia.

[edit] Methods

The used the CollaboAnalyzer developed by one of the authors together with others.

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