April 4, 2013
For Wikipedia Users, Being ‘Wikipedian’ May Be More Important Than Political Loyalties
Community interaction likely more important than political affiliation for Wikipedia users
Wikipedia users who proclaim their political affiliations within the online community consider their identity as "Wikipedian" stronger than potentially divisive political affiliations, according to research published April 3 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Laniado and colleagues from Barcelona Media, Spain, and University of Southern California.
Their results suggest that Wikipedia users who declare political loyalties consider their identity as being 'Wikipedian' stronger than their political affiliations.
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