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Providing social transparency through visualizations in Wikipedia

 

The purpose of social visual analytics is to enable a group of people to reason around data, enabling discovery and illumination of issues and further discussion, elaboration, and analysis. In this paper, we briefly describe a research project in which we released a tool called WikiDashboard that visualizes the social dynamics and editing patterns of every article and editor of Wikipedia. The idea is that social transparency might be able to provide the necessary cues for users of Wikipedia to have a constructive conversation about the editing patterns.

 
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Chi, E. H. ; Suh, B. ; Kittur, A. Providing social transparency through visualizations in Wikipedia. Social Data Analysis Workshop at CHI 2008; 2008 April 6; Florence, Italy.