Submissions/Youth and Wiki Culture

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Youth and Wiki Culture
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Sarah Dopp, Community Manager at Wikia
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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikia, Inc
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

With the emergence of pop culture wikis, more and more wiki communities are being managed predominantly by users under the age of 20. In this presentation, we’ll look at some of the emerging patterns in wiki culture for young people today, and discuss questions like:

  • What community management guidelines and tactics have been most successful with young people?
  • What are the different “types” of users we’re seeing in these communities?
  • What are the new latest trends, memes, and obsessions in teen wiki culture?
  • What can we (as adult wiki editors, community managers, and engineers) learn from these young communities?

WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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