Learning to trust the crowd: Some lessons from Wikipedia

Olleros, Xavier (2008). « Learning to trust the crowd: Some lessons from Wikipedia », dans Proceedings of the MCeTech Conference on eTechnologies (MCeTech Conference on eTechnologies, Montréal, 23-25 janvier 2008), sous la dir. de Kroft, Peter et Benyoucef, Morad. Montréal, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 212-216.

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Résumé

Inspired by the open source software (OSS) movement, Wikipedia has gone further than any OSS project in decentralizing its quality control task. This is seen by many as a fatal flaw. In this short paper, I will try to show that it is rather a shrewd and fertile design choice. First I will describe the precise way in which Wikipedia is more decentralized than OSS projects. Then, I will explain why Wikipedia’s quality control can be and must be decentralized. Next, I will show why it is wise for Wikipedia to welcome anonymous amateurs. Finally, I will argue that concerns about Wikipedia’ quality and sustainable success have to be tempered by the fact that, as disruptive innovations tend to do, Wikipedia is in the process of redefining the pertinent dimensions of quality and value for general encyclopedias.

Type: Communication, article de congrès ou colloque
Mots-clés ou Sujets: communautés de collaboration, Wikipédia
Unité d'appartenance: École des sciences de la gestion > Département de management et technologie
Déposé par: Francisco-Javier Olleros
Date de dépôt: 02 avr. 2008
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:04
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/592

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