Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in by Pnina Fichman,Noriko Hara

By Pnina Fichman,Noriko Hara

Dozens of books approximately Wikipedia can be found, yet all of them specialize in the English Wikipedia and imagine an Anglo-Saxon viewpoint, whereas pushing aside cultural and language variability or multi-cultural collaborative efforts. They deal with the influence of Wikipedia on society, strategies of mass wisdom construction, and the dynamics of the Wikipedia neighborhood. notwithstanding, none of them concentrate on Wikipedia’s international good points. This loss of consciousness offers a significant challenge simply because greater than eighty% of Wikipedia articles are written in languages except English---in truth, Wikipedia comprises articles in 285 languages.

Global Wikipedia: foreign and Cross-Cultural matters in on-line Collaboration is the 1st publication to deal with this hole by means of focusing awareness at the worldwide, multilingual, and multicultural points of Wikipedia. The editors show off study on Wikipedia, exploring quite a lot of foreign and cross-cultural concerns. on-line worldwide collaboration, coordination, and clash administration are tested during this wealthy socio technical setting.

Special emphases include

  • International and cross-cultural collaboration;
  • Intercultural synergy on Wikimedia;
  • Conflict and collaboration in modifying overseas entries;
  • Case reports of chinese language, Finnish, French, and Greek Wikipedias; and,
  • Cross-cultural experiences that evaluate a couple of Wikipedia, targeting content material, constructions, rules, contributions, interactions, procedures, motivations, and challenges.

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