The growing subordination
of wiki values on Wikipedia
PhD Candidate (York/Ryerson University)
What happens when different systems of knowledge
intersect within mass collaborative projects?
- trust in the community
- systematic organization
- trust in experts
The Userbox Controversy
- Westerman, W. (2009). Epistemology, the Sociology of Knowledge,
and the Wikipedia Userbox Controversy. In, Folklore and the
Internet: Vernacular expression in a digital world (pp. 123--158).
All USU Press Publications.
The Dissolution of Traditional Knowledge
- van der Velden, M. (2011). When Knowledges Meet:
Wikipedia and Other Stories from the Contact Zone.
In Lovink, G. and Tkacz, N. (Eds.), Critical Point of View:
A Wikipedia Reader (pp. 236-257). Amsterdam:
Institute of Network Cultures.
Inclusionists and Deletionists
- Kostakis, V. (2010). Identifying and understanding the
problems of Wikipedia's peer governance: The case of
inclusionists versus deletionists. First Monday, 15(3).
“If a topic has received significant coverage
in reliable sources that are independent of
the subject, it is presumed to be suitable for
a stand-alone article or list.”
— Wikipedia's General Notability Guide