13 February 2013

Is Wikipedia’s Popularity Causing Its Decline?

For the week of February 17th, 2013

Guest: Aaron Halfaker, Ph.D. student in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering and lead author of a new study, “The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System: How Wikipedia’s reaction to popularity is causing its decline”

Issues: Wikipedia’s explosion in popularity and subsequent measures to control quality; Who is editing Wikipedia and why; How editors handle controversies and debates on topics

Part 1


Part 1

Part 2


Part 2

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