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Yeah, Marilyn Monroe & Norwegian We Get; But What’s With the Michael Jackson & Portuguese? | DayRiffer

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This article at MIT’s Technology Review offers some interesting things – women are likelier than men to tweet, and likelier to participate in Facebook and other social media – but the story’s focus is the weird (still) dominance of males to females on Wikipedia (women make up a mere 13% of those who contribute to the online encyclopedia) and how the disparity might affect the content, and the lean of the content, that’s up there.

Quoting a study of Wikipedia by “Pablo Aragon and buddies at the Barcelona Media Foundation in Spain,” in which “[t]hey chose the best connected individuals by downloading all the biographies and then constructing a network in which individuals with Wikipedia biographies are nodes. They then drew links between nodes if that person’s Wikipedia biography contained a link to another individual,” the researchers concocted a list of the “best connected people.”

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Written by edparnell

April 21, 2012 at 12:46 am

Posted in Tech

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