Delve: Can Wikipedia Fix Its Information Inequality Problem?

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Published: 13Jan2022

Wikipedia has revolutionized the way that knowledge is produced and dramatically increased access to information. A closer look at the 300,000 active editors who contribute to Wikipedia’s millions of articles shows that they play a powerful role in shaping the world-wide information ecosystem, generating positive feedback loops that leave other topics in the dust, under-researched and unread. Their impact on the most visited educational resource on the planet affects us all.

For more insights, read the full article with Professor Kai Zhu on Delve and read his research paper, Content Growth and Attention Contagion in Information Networks: Addressing Information Poverty on Wikipedia.

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