Empirical Analysis of User Participation in Online Communities: the Case of Wikipedia

Authors

  • Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Alberto Vancheri Università della Svizzera Italiana

Keywords:

Wikipedia, Statistics, Participation

Abstract

We study the distribution of the activity period of users in five of the largest localized versions of the free, on- line encyclopedia Wikipedia. We find it to be consis- tent with a mixture of two truncated log-normal distri- butions. Using this model, the temporal evolution of these systems can be analyzed, showing that the statis- tical description is consistent over time.

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Published

2010-05-16

How to Cite

Ciampaglia, G. L., & Vancheri, A. (2010). Empirical Analysis of User Participation in Online Communities: the Case of Wikipedia. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 4(1), 219-222. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14068