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Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge

Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge
Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge
The ‘behind-the-scenes’ discussion and edit pages of Wikipedia reveal a complex layering of debates and discussion between editors. Focusing on how Wikipedia ‘service awards’ can identify and distinguish editors, this paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel (2010) Awarding the self in Wikipedia: identity work and the disclosure of knowledge. First Monday, 16 (1). (doi:10.5210/fm.v16i1.3156).

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Abstract

The ‘behind-the-scenes’ discussion and edit pages of Wikipedia reveal a complex layering of debates and discussion between editors. Focusing on how Wikipedia ‘service awards’ can identify and distinguish editors, this paper explores the disclosure of knowledge as it is intimately bound up with identity work. Examining contributions/edits to Wikipedia as disclosures highlights processes of identity management and work

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Published date: 2010
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 382763
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382763
ISSN: 1396-0466
PURE UUID: 6c7d71c8-f6f8-4505-b1f8-2b6cf8074fa0
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 12 Oct 2015 09:23
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:21

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