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Common Knowledge?An Ethnography of Wikipedia$
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Dariusz Jemielniak

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789448

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Common Knowledge?
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Dariusz Jemielniak

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.003.0001

This chapter introduces open-collaboration communities in general and Wikipedia studies in particular. It describes Wikipedia as a unique phenomenon: the largest collaborative project of humankind, sustained by a vibrant and active global community of editors who act without direct financial or professional incentives.

Keywords:   open-collaboration communities, Wikipedia, the Internet revolution, reasons to study online tribes, meritocratic organization

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