Is Wiki As Democratic As You Think? – Professional Opinion By Semalt
Different studies have shown that a range of editors are responsible for publishing and editing various pages of Wikipedia. Oliver King, the Semalt expert, believes that it's safe to say that Wikipedia is the most famous, free online encyclopedia. Sorin Adam Matei, the professor of the Brian Lamb School of Communication from Purdue University, collaborated with Brian Britt, the researcher and assistant professor of mass communication and journalism at South Dakota State University and explained who provides the massive amounts of articles on Wikipedia.
They successfully accessed all Wikipedia articles and tried to translate them into different languages, from 2001 to 2010. The best writers and editors are selected to craft the articles of Wikipedia, and only experienced editors can publish its content.
Matei says that what they see and observe is that the clear leadership that has recently emerged. They have a group of writers and editors who are responsible for shaping the content and work hard round the clock to publish quality and authentic content on Wiki. These editors have shaped the agenda, and they are driven by the sense of responsibility, just like the religious and political movements.
The expert also claims that the top-notch editors and writers of Wikipedia are responsible for creating eighty percent of the articles. This ratio has been constant, and the editors and creators have changed their strategies with time.
At a given time, there is a person who leads the group of editors. The idea that they have been shaping what people know gives them the sense of accomplishments. Britt and Matei have written a brand new book titled as Structural Differentiation in Social Media: Adhocracy and Entropy. This book sheds light on how Wikipedia became a peer-reviewed website and the most authentic encyclopedia on the internet.
Peers and experts have developed it, but some are more experienced than the others. Some researchers have found that Wikipedia is a web version of human organization and follows an evolutionary path. From the simple and straightforward entrepreneurial to the bureaucratic, everyone depends on Wikipedia as it's the best online source of information.
Britt's book has presented various interesting and useful findings of how new elites emerge in the world of communication. It also highlights how the social media groups have evolved over time.
Adhocracy is a specific place, just like Wikipedia, and the organizational system orchestrates it. It combines the stable and powerful hierarchy with the individual mobility. Wikipedia has an extensive range of data, articles, and content in different languages, and the editors are encouraged to create the missing articles on this giant encyclopedia. It's safe to say that Wikipedia exists in more than three hundred languages, but most of them are incomplete and relatively small. People from all parts of the world visit Wikipedia daily and read its more than 300 language editions.
Some of them search for specific articles and content written by hundreds to thousands of volunteer writers who are responsible for building and maintaining this famous and free encyclopedia. Wikipedia's visitors mostly search the articles in the English language, and the other languages account for Wikipedia's 30 million entries.