Power of the few vs. wisdom of the crowd: Wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie
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|Power of the few vs. wisdom of the crowd: Wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie|
|Authors:||Aniket Kittur, Ed H. Chi, Bryan A. Pendleton, Bongwon Suh, Todd Mytkowicz|
|Citation:||Alt.CHI at CHI : 2007|
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Power of the few vs. wisdom of the crowd: Wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie is a study on Wikipedia.
The authors examined the revision history of the English Wikipedia based on a 2006 dump: 58 million revisions from 4.7 million wikipages og which 2.4 million were articles. They show that the proportion of total edits made by administrators was large around 2002-2004 but then decayed. They found the edit pattern affected by a large growth in population of "low-edit users", an effect they calle "the rise of the bourgeoisie".