The vocal minority: local self-representation and co-editing on Wikipedia in the Middle East and North Africa
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|The vocal minority: local self-representation and co-editing on Wikipedia in the Middle East and North Africa|
|Authors:||Bernie Hogan, Mark Graham, Ahmed Medhat Mohamed|
|Citation:||missing booktitle : 2012|
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The vocal minority: local self-representation and co-editing on Wikipedia in the Middle East and North Africa is a study on the editing pattern of the English Wikipedia.
They analyzed geotagged articles about topics in the with Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and established the co-editing social network. By examining the user page they tried to determine if the user was from a specific country.
They found 21,297 geotagged articles about MENA topics. These articles were contributed by 76,394 authors were 12,248 was ascribed to one country.
They found that most "MENA"-authors are from the United Kingdom (2267), then Australia, Mexico and Canada (1049). While 421 are from Israel.
- As they themselves point out, users from the United States of America were poorly matched to their country.
- It is unclear why the test reads that Israel has 421 authors while the table say 209 "nodes".
- It seems strange that they are using the talk pages of the users rather than the user pages when trying to do geographical resolving.