Wikipedia: a study in the new forms of networked authorship

Bia Martins is one of the students of the Peer Production class that was held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2012, for ECO-URCA, the School of Communications of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University. She is also a journalist specialized in internet reporting.

Bia’s Doctorate Thesis, in Portuguese, dealt with “Authorship through network – A study of the interactive authoring processes of writing in communication networks.”

The following is a very readable English version of the findings and contains an interesting summary of the history of authorship:

Wikipedia and the reinvention of authorship through digital media

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