What Does Wikipedia Have in Common With Medieval Cathedrals? Fascinating Insights Into Mapping the Structure and Dynamics of Online Collaboration

Brian Keegan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeastern University with a special interest in socio-technical systems.

The video above is of Brian Keegan speaking, on February 10th, 2014 at Harvard's Center for Research on Computation and Society Lunch Seminar series, about Wikipedia's coverage of breaking news events. Mr. Keegan's close look at Wikipedia - through the lens of a computational social science scholar - yields insights that could prove extremely useful for filmmakers who are exploring crowd sourcing and other modes of distributed collaboration.

If you're interested in how online collaborative networks work, this is a fascinating hour.

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