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1 Wikipedia, and research A ten-minute talk. Designing a ten-minute talk. Stories of research around Wikipedia. Encouraging contribution: a good thing? – Knowing who really contributes – Tactics for encouraging contribution Ten minute talk #1: Viegas History flow: visual patterns of cooperation and conflict Dan Cosley Channelling Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, Kushal Dave Understanding Wikipedia An encyclopedia anyone can edit – Seems vulnerable – But is useful Main item to study: articles – Collaboratively written – History available Idea: visualize edit history to understand how articles are produced History flow: how it works Each line represents a version. Colors represent text contributed by a given author. Simple algorithms used to detect changes. Space between lines represents change between versions. Here the green author deleted some of orange’s text, and inserted some text between orange and blue – but not as much as was deleted.
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