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| title = Shocking the Crowd: the Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia
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| authors = [[Ark Fangzhou Zhang]]<br />[[Danielle Livneh]]<br />[[Ceren Budak]]<br />[[Lionel P. Robert]]<br />[[Daniel M. Romero]]
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| link = https://research.ewu.edu/c.php?g=404607&amp;p=2754294
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'''Shocking the Crowd: the Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia''' - scientific work related to [[Wikipedia quality]] published in 2017, written by [[Ark Fangzhou Zhang]], [[Danielle Livneh]], [[Ceren Budak]], [[Lionel P. Robert]] and [[Daniel M. Romero]].
 
'''Shocking the Crowd: the Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia''' - scientific work related to [[Wikipedia quality]] published in 2017, written by [[Ark Fangzhou Zhang]], [[Danielle Livneh]], [[Ceren Budak]], [[Lionel P. Robert]] and [[Daniel M. Romero]].
  
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular approach to organizing work across the globe. Being global also means being vulnerable to shocks -- unforeseen events that disrupt crowds -- that originate from any country. In this study, authors examine changes in collaborative behavior of editors of [[Chinese Wikipedia]] that arise due to the 2005 government censor- ship in mainland China. Using the exogenous variation in the fraction of editors blocked across different articles due to the censorship, authors examine the impact of reduction in group size, which authors denote as the shock level, on three collaborative behavior [[measures]]: volume of activity, centralization, and conflict. Authors find that activity and conflict drop on articles that face a shock, whereas centralization increases. The impact of a shock on activity increases with shock level, whereas the impact on centralization and conflict is higher for moderate shock levels than for very small or very high shock levels. These findings provide support for threat rigidity theory -- originally introduced in the organizational theory literature -- in the context of large-scale collaborative crowds.
 
Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular approach to organizing work across the globe. Being global also means being vulnerable to shocks -- unforeseen events that disrupt crowds -- that originate from any country. In this study, authors examine changes in collaborative behavior of editors of [[Chinese Wikipedia]] that arise due to the 2005 government censor- ship in mainland China. Using the exogenous variation in the fraction of editors blocked across different articles due to the censorship, authors examine the impact of reduction in group size, which authors denote as the shock level, on three collaborative behavior [[measures]]: volume of activity, centralization, and conflict. Authors find that activity and conflict drop on articles that face a shock, whereas centralization increases. The impact of a shock on activity increases with shock level, whereas the impact on centralization and conflict is higher for moderate shock levels than for very small or very high shock levels. These findings provide support for threat rigidity theory -- originally introduced in the organizational theory literature -- in the context of large-scale collaborative crowds.

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Shocking the Crowd: the Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia
Authors
Ark Fangzhou Zhang
Danielle Livneh
Ceren Budak
Lionel P. Robert
Daniel M. Romero
Publication date
2017
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Shocking the Crowd: the Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2017, written by Ark Fangzhou Zhang, Danielle Livneh, Ceren Budak, Lionel P. Robert and Daniel M. Romero.

Overview

Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular approach to organizing work across the globe. Being global also means being vulnerable to shocks -- unforeseen events that disrupt crowds -- that originate from any country. In this study, authors examine changes in collaborative behavior of editors of Chinese Wikipedia that arise due to the 2005 government censor- ship in mainland China. Using the exogenous variation in the fraction of editors blocked across different articles due to the censorship, authors examine the impact of reduction in group size, which authors denote as the shock level, on three collaborative behavior measures: volume of activity, centralization, and conflict. Authors find that activity and conflict drop on articles that face a shock, whereas centralization increases. The impact of a shock on activity increases with shock level, whereas the impact on centralization and conflict is higher for moderate shock levels than for very small or very high shock levels. These findings provide support for threat rigidity theory -- originally introduced in the organizational theory literature -- in the context of large-scale collaborative crowds.