Effects of a Wikipedia orientation game on new user edits

Sneha Narayan, Jake Orlowitz, Jonathan T. Morgan, Aaron Shaw

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Socializing new users into a community that has a complicated set of norms and practices often presents a large challenge for peer production projects such as Wikipedia. Failure to do so successfully leads to confusion and alienation amongst newcomers. The authors present The Wikipedia Adventure, an interactive game that orients new users on Wikipedia in the basics of editing. We estimate the effect that inviting new users to play this game has on their subsequent contribution levels in Wikipedia, and find that overall, users invited to play The Wikipedia Adventure contributed more edits to talk pages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages263-266
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Event2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Volume2015-January

Other

Other2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period3/14/153/18/15

Keywords

  • Games
  • Newcomer socialization
  • Wikipedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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