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Clash of the encyclopedias: is competition good for sharing?

Clash of the encyclopedias: is competition good for sharing?

Presented at SHARISM Forum, 2010.

Brianna Laugher

October 22, 2010

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  1. “There's, in fact, no reason for China to use Wikipedia,

    a service based 'out there'. It's very natural for China to make its own products.” – Baidu's William Chang
  2. “[I]t's very easy for overseas Chinese to accept Hudong.com as

    the 'Wikipedia of China.' […] We think we understand the Chinese language and people better than Wikipedia. We believe we can do a better job.” – Hudong's Haidong Pan
  3. 1. Hudong 2. English Wikipedia 3. Baidu Baike 4. German

    Wikipedia … Chinese Wikipedia World's largest wikis
  4. • Title picture “Fight on snow” from http://www.flickr.com/photos/63766699@N00/225701 1693 by

    Suneko, licensed CC-BY-SA. • Logos and screenshots © respective owners • Globe from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globe_Eurasia.svg by Ssolbergj, licensed GFDL • Map of China from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blank_map_of_china.svg by historicair, licensed CC-BY-SA • Graph of Chinese Wikipedia block from "Group Size and Incentives to Contribute: A Natural Experiment at Chinese Wikipedia" by Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang and Feng Zhu, published in the American Economic Review. • Chinese encyclopedia images public domain, from Wikimedia Commons • Nobel image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Nobel_mirrored.png by Aushulz, released into the public domain • WikiReader photos from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfctdayelise/sets/72157625071914527/ by me :) licensed CC-BY-SA • Protective vest icon from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D-M015.svg by Epop, released into the public domain • Wikipe-tan with Chinese 'welcome' sign from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipe-tan_holding_a_welcome_sign_cropped_%28simp by Leon3289, licensed CC-BY-SA. • PediaPress book stack from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pedia-bunch-2.jpg by Notafish, licensed CC-BY-SA. • Riot drawing public domain, from Wikimedia Commons Credits
  5. thanks! [email protected] [[user:pfctdayelise]] (but you can call me 罗碧琴 :))

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