Emergic: Rajesh Jain's Blog

Emergic: Rajesh Jain's Blog header image 2

Who Writes Wikipedia

September 7th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Aaron Swartz writes:

When you put it all together, the story become clear: an outsider makes one edit to add a chunk of information, then insiders make several edits tweaking and reformatting it. In addition, insiders rack up thousands of edits doing things like changing the name of a category across the entire site — the kind of thing only insiders deeply care about. As a result, insiders account for the vast majority of the edits. But it’s the outsiders who provide nearly all of the content.

And when you think about it, this makes perfect sense. Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.

On the other hand, everyone has a bunch of obscure things that, for one reason or another, they’ve come to know well. So they share them, clicking the edit link and adding a paragraph or two to Wikipedia. At the same time, a small number of people have become particularly involved in Wikipedia itself, learning its policies and special syntax, and spending their time tweaking the contributions of everybody else.

Tags: General

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 https://zscrack.com/malwarebytes-anti-malware-crack-2020/ // Dec 2, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    The software very smoothly scans your data regularly and deal with all problems that are occurring with your gadget. With this software, your computer’s performance becomes much better. Also, it Fasts your computer speed and also enables you with the feature of auto-scan. Malwarebytes key can run on laptops, Mac, and windows, and detect all kinds of viruses.

  • 2 https://zsactivationkey.com/truecaller-apk/ // Dec 2, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    The service required users to provide their cellular mobile number to access this fantastic phone application. Also, the smartphone application lets you search beyond your phonebook, block unknown calls. The identify unknown incoming calls and provide a suggestion about the relevant contact suggestions based on place and time. You can quickly call the number if you do not have their name in your phone book. Can block unwanted calls from telemarketing companies and spam callers.

Leave a Comment