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dc.contributor.authorKummer, Michael E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSaam, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHalatchliyski, Iassenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiorgidze, Georgeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T16:16:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-08T16:16:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/66112-
dc.description.abstractWhen contributing content on large online platforms, producers of user-generated content have to decide where to contribute. On a complex and dynamic platform like Wikipedia, this decision is expected to depend on the way the content is organized. We analyse whether the hyperlinks on Wikipedia channel the attention of producers towards more central articles. We observe a sample 7,635 articles belonging to the category 'EconomicsI on German Wikipedia over 153 weeks and measure their centrality both within this category and in the network of over one million German Wikipedia articles. Our analysis reveals that an additional link from the observed category is associated with around 140 bytes of additional content and with an increase in the number of authors by nearly 0.5. Moreover we observe that the rate of content generation increases notably when previously unlinked articles get connected to the main cluster in the category.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-053en_US
dc.subject.jelL14en_US
dc.subject.jelD83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWikipediaen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetwork positionen_US
dc.subject.keyworduser-generated contenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhyperlinksen_US
dc.titleCentrality and content creation in networks: The case of German Wikipediaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn729182290en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12053-
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