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Assessing the value of cooperation in Wikipedia
By SamuelRose, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 9 years 41 weeks ago.
Dennis M. Wilkinson and Bernardo A. Huberman have released a paper (PDF) that examines cooperation dynamics and relationship to content quality in Wikipedia. The Abstract states:
The findings show that the Wikipedia articles with the highest visibility/page rank receive the most edits, and that these articles also were of the highest quality.
This makes me think that it might be interesting to see how Wikipedia's overall content could quality could be improved, by letting people vote on the "worst" pages, then creating periodic campaigns to improve those pages? This could be applied to many wiki, were quality content is a community goal (or possibly even non-wiki collaborative writing projects).
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