Monday April 25, 2016

Study Says Wikipedia Is Basically A Corporate Bureaucracy

A new study claims that Wikipedia is basically a corporate bureaucracy. The researchers examined 15 years of what they called "positively drool-worthy" data to reach their conclusion.

To find out, he and Indiana University undergraduate Bradi Heaberlin decided to examine the emergence of social hierarchy and online behavioral norms among the editors of Wikipedia. They examined 15 years of Wikipedia data, involving tens of thousands of individuals, from 2001 to 2015. Their conclusion: "[It] looks like a university system, or like General Electric, or AT&T," said DeDeo.