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GROUP 5

Amin Shalikaran CGA150094
Gwee Jo-Ee CGA150100
Mohd Sayuti Shaari CGA140032
Yeap Ming Yee CGA150024

CASE
STUDY

| Wikipedia: Who’s Editing?

Introduction

web-based. free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation.  Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who write without pay.What is Wikipedia?  Wikipedia is a multilingual. .  Based on a model of openly editable content.

How Big is Wikipedia? 6m articles in English More than 38m articles contributed 290 languages contributors 800 new 374m unique In articles daily 70k active visitors monthly .

 Disney’s registered computer deleted the information critical of the company’s digital rights management software.  Walmart make changes to improve its image  Exxon Mobile deleted information about its non-payment of damages to 32.000 Alaska fishermen.Our Case Study  Griffith (Cal tech computation & neural systems graduate student) created a program to investigate the edits in Wikipedia. .  His program lead to the following findings:  15 paragraphs has been deleted from an article of Electronic Voting that were critical of Diebold’s machines.  Politicians are the frequent editors.

Case Study Questions .

is one of the most discussed topics on campuses today. in some survey is revealed a big part of student use of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the online. Much of the academic debate turns on issues about Wikipedia "are student allow to use Wikipedia for citation or not?"  All lecturers don’t accept the Wikipedia as a resource for student researches. peer–produced encyclopedia. However. In continue we see why and how these parts of student use of Wikipedia? . because they can’t trust to Wikipedia.1 Do you use Wikipedia for your research? Why or why not?  As we have seen.

Eisenberg Source: (Head & Eisenberg.Figure 1: How often do students use Wikipedia during the course–related research process? In this paper. 2010) . college students on six campuses during the spring of 2009. Head and Michael B. by Alison J. we present findings from a survey of U.S.

2010) .Figure 2: At which stage in the research process is Wikipedia used by students? Source: (Head & Eisenberg.

2010) Students used Wikipedia for a variety of reasons.Figure 3: Why do students use Wikipedia for course– related research? Source: (Head & Eisenberg. . 8 in 10 survey respondents (82 percent) reported that they went to Wikipedia to obtain background information or a summary about a topic. More than any other reason.

Other Reasons why Wikipedia is used  Wikipedia is a starting point for research  Can point you in the right direction  Wikipedia is great for getting a general understanding of a subject before you dive into it  Help when I have no idea what to do for a research paper  It is a good presearch tool  Simple narrative that gives you a grasp  Some quick information on a subject .

 Anonymity – often there is no way to trace the editor.Why Wikipedia should not be used in research  General encyclopedia – not citable information.  Academic rigor – contents might not meet the academic standards.  Vandals – malicious entries created on purpose  Trust issue – articles are written and edited by any registered user. .  Individuals with agenda – lopsided articles to support or disagree with certain viewpoints.

.What did the Jimmy Wales said? “ No. solid background information to inform your studies for a deeper level. I don't think people should cite it. and I don't think people should cite Britannica. .give good. either.. People shouldn't be citing encyclopedias in the first place. Wikipedia and other encyclopedias should...

using Collective Intelligence concept.  To date.  A good starting point for researching certain topic before further searching using reliable sources. We will take time to correct the article . would you take the time to change it? Why or why not?  Wikipedia is one of the open source software.  If the information is wrong.  Wikipedia is the most popular website that been introduced by Google during research. there are more than 5 million article specifically in English version and 28 million registered users. it will lead to wrong interpretations by other users.2 Have you ever made a change to a Wikipedia entry? If you were to see an obvious mistake (in your opinion).

Collective Intelligence  Form of networking enabled by the rise of communications technology. which has enabled interactivity and users generating their own content (dictionary.com) Discover and share new ideas Collective Intelligen ce Augment skills and distribute workload Improve forecastin g effectiven ess Source: IBM Institute for .

 Wiki wars.  Mischievous pranksters insert offensive content. A Curse?  Inaccuracies. Do you see this as a curse or as a blessing? Explain. refined and policed.  Allowing anyone to edit and share knowledge .3 Anyone can edit entries on Wikipedia. A Blessing?  Allowing knowledge to be build on.

 Wikipedia fully aware of what it is and what it isn’t. prefer to remain pseudonymous.  All editors must follow a neutral point of view. others are admittedly complete rubbish. and contributors are unpaid volunteers.  Wikipedia require that verifiable sources be cited for all significant claims. and Wikipedia do not permit editors to publicize their personal conclusions when writing articles. Wikipedia is only a collector  It is in the nature of an ever-changing work like Wikipedia that.Inaccuracies? Wikipedia do not expect people to completely trust them.  Whether you claim to be a tenured professor. while some articles are of the highest quality of scholarship.  Articles in Wikipedia are not signed. your edits and arguments will be judged on their merits. or contribute without registering. Also. we should not use Wikipedia to make critical decisions. they must only collect relevant opinions which can be traced to reliable sources . use your real name. because some articles may contain errors.

As a reader. your permanent link will only work for administrators. if an article is deleted.  An article you read today is just the current draft.) .  This allows us to compare different versions or restore older ones as needed. every time it is changed. you can even cite the specific copy of an article you are looking at. and your link will point to a page whose contents will never change. not change it.  Just link to the article using the "Permanent link" at the bottom of the left menu. we keep both the new version and a copy of the old version. (However.Mischievous pranksters insert offensive content? You cannot actually change anything in Wikipedia  It's only possible to 'add' to it.  Wikipedia is a database with a memory designed to last as long as we can make it last.

. struggled to reach consensus (succeeding in most cases).Wiki Wars?  Well-written and educational ‘featured articles’ that turned out that way because dozens of people contributed their expertise on common and esoteric subjects.

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Conclusion Wikipedia relies heavily on community editors Will global mobile trend threaten it’s survival? .

video and photos from the crowd To understand the users of Wikipedia and how it can stay relevant Convince mobile network operators to waive data charges for users accessing Wikipedia from their handsets .Conclusion Multimedia-capable handsets for audio.

html  Wikipedia.wikipedia. 2016. 2016. from Wikipedia:Five pillars: https:// en. (2016.php?title=Wikipedia:Five_pillars&mobileaction=toggle_view_desktop  Lih.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/01/15/wikipedia-just-turned-15-years-old-will-it-survive-15-more/ . (2010). from Should university students use Wikipedia?: http:// www. 2016. (2011.org/w/index. E. April 2). Retrieved March 30.com/education/2013/may/13/should-university-students-use-wikipedia  Moran. Wikipedia. May 13). October 27).theguardian. & Eisenberg. (2016. The Guardian. Finding Dulcinea. from The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia: http:// www. A. Retrieved April 1. from Wikipedia:Ten things you may not know about Wikipedia: https:// en. Retrieved March 28. Wikipedia.References  Head.washingtonpost.com/news/education/2010/march/The-Top-10-Reasons-Students-Cannot-Cite-or-Rely-on-Wikipedia. A.org/w/index. (2016. (2013. 2016.findingdulcinea. Retrieved March 15.wikipedia. M. 15 (3)  Coomer.php?title=Wikipedia:Ten_things_you_may_not_know_about_Wikipedia&mobileaction=toggle_view_d esktop  Wikipedia. January 15). M. from Wikipedia just turned 15 years old. Retrieved April 15. A.. The Washington Post. February 1). Will it survive 15 more?: https://www. How today’s college students use Wikipedia for course-related research First Monday. 2016.

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