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Cross-language wikipedia editing of Okinawa, Japan

Abstract:

This article analyzes users who edit Wikipedia articles about Okinawa, Japan, in English and Japanese. It finds these users are among the most active and dedicated users in their primary languages, where they make many large, high-quality edits. However, when these users edit in their non-primary languages, they tend to make edits of a different type that are overall smaller in size and more often restricted to the narrow set of articles that exist in both languages. Design changes to motivat...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1145/2702123.2702346

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, UAS, IT Services, Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Volume:
2015-April
Pages:
183-192
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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URN:
uuid:e09947f7-8d08-4cd3-b25b-987a266c0782
Source identifiers:
589400
Local pid:
pubs:589400
ISBN:
9781450331456

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