Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wikipedia to add 'Love' button for contributors to feel valued

To make sure contributors of wikipedia's feel appreciated, Wikipedia is going launch a new 'Love' button. With this new button, readers can flag articles they feel worth reading. Wikipedia announced Friday that it's currently testing the feature and will roll it out to the entire site on Wednesday June 29.

This is after a 2011 study which says, among 17 variables, “being looked down on by more experienced editors” is the most likely to cause people to say they will edit less frequently (69% agreement), while “having others compliment you on your edits/articles” is the most likely to cause people to say they will edit more frequently (78% agreement).

WikiLove: An experiment in appreciation [via]

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