AAAI Publications, Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Empirical Analysis of User Participation in Online Communities: the Case of Wikipedia
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Alberto Vancheri

Last modified: 2010-05-16

Abstract


We study the distribution of the activity period of users in five of the largest localized versions of the free, on- line encyclopedia Wikipedia. We find it to be consis- tent with a mixture of two truncated log-normal distri- butions. Using this model, the temporal evolution of these systems can be analyzed, showing that the statis- tical description is consistent over time.

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