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Dynamics of conflicts in Wikipedia.

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In this work we study the dynamical features of editorial wars in Wikipedia (WP). Based on our previously established algorithm, we build up samples of controversial and peaceful articles and analyze the temporal characteristics of the activity in these samples. On short time scales, we show that there is a clear correspondence between conflict and burstiness of activity patterns, and that memory effects play an important role in controversies. On long time scales, we identify three distinct ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0038869

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
e38869
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:c002d306-9a74-4b72-822e-56c7ec8a315c
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401643
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pubs:401643
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English
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