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Breakpoints and Concurrent Factors

  • Sorin Adam Matei
  • Brian C. Britt
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)

Abstract

Up to this point, we have articulated a synthesized model of organizational change, and we subsequently detailed some initial findings about the moments at which the organizational configuration of Wikipedia—or the manner in which that configuration was changing over time—shifted. In this chapter, we analyze the revisions made to key Wikipedia policy pages as well as contributions made to their associated “Talk” pages, in which editors discuss the revisions being made, in addition to larger societal events that may have affected Wikipedia. The findings of this archival search are used to assess the significant internal and external motors that acted upon the Wikipedia collaborative community to foster these configurational changes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sorin Adam Matei
    • 1
  • Brian C. Britt
    • 2
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.South Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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