Cultural differences in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia

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Cultural differences in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia
Authors: Ulrike Pfeil, Panayiotis Zaphiris, Chee Siang Ang
Citation: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (1): 5. 2006
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Cultural differences in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia describes a study on the cultural difference in editing Wikipedia.

The researchers work from the four central dimensions of cultural diversity identified by Hofstede:

  • Power Distance
  • Collectivism versus Individualism
  • Femininity versus Masculinity
  • Uncertainty Avoidance

The researcher examined the history section of the French, German, Japanese, and Dutch Wikipedia version of the game article up to June 30, 2005.

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