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Wikipedia Sources: Managing Sources in Rapidly Evolving Global News Articles on the English Wikipedia


Heather Ford


Oxford Internet Institute

August 9, 2012


Abstract:     
How is a Wikipedia article different from a news article about the 2011 Egyptian revolution at different points in the story’s evolution? What are the roles of social media and other Internet sources in rapidly evolving articles? And what, really, is Wikipedia’s working perspective on social media sources? This report tells the story of Wikipedia sources through a series of case studies including the 2011 Egyptian Revolution Wikipedia article, highlighting how sources were chosen and categorized, what were the most important variables used in discussing sources, and what this might mean for future tool-building and other projects related to sources.

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Keywords: Wikipedia, sources, NPOV, Egyptian Revolution, ethnography, collaboration

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Date posted: August 10, 2012  

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Ford, Heather, Wikipedia Sources: Managing Sources in Rapidly Evolving Global News Articles on the English Wikipedia (August 9, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2127204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2127204

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Heather Ford (Contact Author)
Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
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