The past, present, and future of Wikipedia
|The past, present, and future of Wikipedia|
|Authors:||Shyong K. Lam, John Riedl|
|Citation:||Computer 44 (3): 87-90. 2011 March|
|Database(s):||Google Scholar cites|
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|Restricted:||DTU Digital Library|
The past, present, and future of Wikipedia is a brief overview article discussing works on Wikipedia growth modeling and editor conflicts.
The referenced articles are:
- The singularity is not near: slowing growth of Wikipedia
- Is Wikipedia growing a longer tail
- He says, she says: conlict and coordination in Wikipedia
They also references:
- Chris Anderson, The long tail: why the future of business is selling less of more
They conclude that "...Wikipedia faces real challenges in recruiting new editors and in keeping existing contributors productive" and "We believe it is important for Wikipedia to explore new social computing tools that can aid the community in surviving these challenges by helping contributors work together happily and efficiently".