Amazing guest lectures at @UWComm's online communities class this week! @kayleachampion presented several of her papers on anonymity seeking in peer production and @sohwng talked about why people participate in small communities. Class syllabus here: https://wiki.communitydata.science/Online_Communities_(UW_COM481_Winter_2022)
"The Risks, Benefits, and Consequences of Prepublication Moderation: Evidence from 17 #Wikipedia Language Editions" FlaggedRevs kept low-quality contributions from ever becoming visible, without major effects on contribution volume.
(Tran et al, 2022)
Our new Committee On AI-Assisted Programming & #Copyleft will include: @mjg59, @makoshark, @bkuhn_ebb_org, Heiki Lõhmus, @allisonrandal, @o0karen0o, @iamslavina, @NovalisDMT, and @zacchiro.
You can listen to me talk about some of my research on those show on German radio. I haven't heard the show but the conversation was fun! (I'm told there will also be a podcast!)
Rückzug aus dem Internet: Woher kommt es, wenn die Lust am Posten in den sozialen Medien abnimmt?
Über Communities und die Generation Z sprechen wir heute mit @broderick und @makoshark.
Außerdem unser Thema: die Radikalisierung von #Telegram.…
e.g., So going from 0.4 to 0.5 is like going from wealth inequality in the US (more concentrated than 2/3 of countries in the world) to Zimbabwe (more concentrated than 9/10 countries). That seems more helpful than just naming the countries.
Another suggestion we got from this post on the Fediverse involved sort of doubling on the country wealth concentration comparison by telling us how the countries in the examples rank globally.
Maye you have an idea, @abhishekn?
This year I'm helping teach in the @uwmhcid studio-based masters program in #HCI. The students have been fantastic! The program is hiring both a director and associate director. Come join me on the @UW and @uwdub faculty!
Celebrating its 10th year as a leading cross-disciplinary master's program in HCI and Design, @uwmhcid is updating and expanding its leadership structure with searches for a director (http://apply.interfo…
@doctorow @beabusaniche @fakedansavage @orenwolf #ICYMI, @makoshark proved this with actual numbers in 2014:
and is one reason why I too dislike individualistic solutions, a-la-freedombox, see e.g. "It doesn’t matter how cool you feel... " in
Found it! The key is to use -en.wikipedia.org as a flag to exclude results from that domain.
It is "Almost Wikipedia: What Eight Early Online Collaborative Encyclopedia Projects Reveal about the Mechanisms of Collective Action" by @makoshark https://mako.cc/academic/hill-almost_wikipedia-DRAFT.pdf
Check out this intriguing, long-in-the-making investigation from @makoshark & @aaronshaw https://twitter.com/makoshark/status/1458165853204058112
(Credit/blame also goes with @amandalynneP who made the key pun first.)
Or because they cross? And to be clear, although they are pretty helpful, you don't *need* them.
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.