Wikipedia social network analysis discovers hierarchies

“Early results may indicate that Wikipedia isn’t as communal, egalitarian and free of division of labor as thought. Hierarchies featuring bosses and workers, elites and the not-so-elite, have developed. This may, in fact, be necessary when humans organize to produce something as complex as an encyclopedia, despite the essentially democratic nature of network technologies that can, theoretically, allow anyone to participate equally.” Plus cools maps and descriptions of code/hardware. Social network analysis of Wikipedia.

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