Wikipedia as a Distributed Problem-Solving Network
22 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Date Written: November 17, 2008
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia put together by volunteers, is a prime example of a distributed problem-solving network with a global array of contributors creating a resource that has been compared to leading encyclopedia. The study focused on efforts to maintain the quality of Wikipedia entries and in particular of the use of tagging to signal the need for improvement in entries of Simple Wikipedia.
Keywords: distributed problem solving networks, internet, network, crowd sourcing, problem solving, organization, wikipedia, knowledge, collaboration, digital networks, information sharing
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