Individual and Cultural Memories on Wikipedia and Wikia. A Comparative Analysis

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The online social platforms (blogs, Wikipedia, wikis, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.) have been widely considered as transforming the Web into a participatory medium in which users can actively share, create, and evaluate information. Social Web is often seen as enabling users’ generated content, conversations, and friendship-driven practices. For Taddeo it also reflects strongly (together with media and cultural consumption) “the cognitive, cultural and affective moods with which people remember, choose what to remember and/or share, and preserve and socialize memory.”1 Focusing on the collaborative social media platforms as Wikipedia and Wikia, one could ask whether the personal layer of memories is still explicit given the fact that Wikipedia has been evolving as an encyclopedic medium with various and punctual requirements of what may and may not be published? What memories get to be shared through his Wikipedia and Wikia page? How does it relate to the share of memories and their (potential) extensions? What stories get to be prioritized and / or constrained?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventWikipedia Academy: Research and Free Knowledge. - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 29 Jun 20121 Jul 2012


ConferenceWikipedia Academy: Research and Free Knowledge.


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