Virulent Word of Mouse

March 11, 2014

Podcast about bias and slant on Wikipedia

Filed under: Academic Research — Shane Greenstein @ 9:13 pm

The web site, Surprisingly Free, organized a podcast about my recent paper, Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia, coauthored with Harvard assistant professor Feng Zhu. Click here.wikipedia

The paper takes a look at whether Linus’ Law applies to Wikipedia articles. Do Wikipedia articles have a slant or bias? If so, how can we measure it? And, do articles become less biased over time, as more contributors become involved?

Jerry Brito conducts the interview. This is sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In the podcast we discuss the findings of the research.

Click here.


1 Comment »

  1. It seems to me everything is biased — the podcast wasn’t available… great topic… oh well. It reminds me of my peeve now of many years on the mainstream news media – same news different channel/paper — I think there is too much same money behind it all.

    Comment by Hunt FOR Truth — May 27, 2014 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

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