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Global Wikipedia : international and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

Author: Pnina Fichman; Noriko Hara
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 80% of Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English--in fact, Wikipedia includes articles in 285 languages, and yet there is a lack of scholarship on the global features of Wikipedia. Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration is the first book to address this gap by focusing attention on the global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global Wikipedia.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
(DLC) 2014003495
(OCoLC)861955584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pnina Fichman; Noriko Hara
ISBN: 9780810891029 0810891026
OCLC Number: 967982802
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 166 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Immaterial editors: bots and bot policies across global Wikipedia / Randall Livingstone --
The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: a multilingual and geographical analysis / Taha Yasseri [and others] --
Our news, their events? A comparison of archived current events on English and Greek Wikipedias / Jahna Otterbacher --
Crosslinguistic neutrality: Wikipedia's neutral points of view from a global perspective / Ewa Callahan --
Gender gap in Wikipedia editing: a cross language comparison / Paolo Massa and Asta Zelenkauskaite --
Knowledge sharing on Wikimedia embassies / Pnina Fichman and Noriko Hara --
Constructing local heroes: collaborative narratives of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia / Salla-Maaria Laaksonen and Merja Porttikivi --
The copycat of Wikipedia in China / Gehao Zhang --
Contributing to Wikipedia: a question of gender / Hélène Bourdeloie and Michaël Vicente.
Responsibility: edited by Pnina Fichman and Noriko Hara.

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More than 80% of Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English--in fact, Wikipedia includes articles in 285 languages, and yet there is a lack of scholarship on the global features of Wikipedia. Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration is the first book to address this gap by focusing attention on the global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of Wikipedia. The editors showcase research on Wikipedia, exploring a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues. Online global collaboration, coordination, and conflict management.

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