Question: What does the gender gap mean for the construction of information on Wikipedia?
Wikipedia editors are known as Wikipedians.
Although in theory anyone can edit Wikipedia, in reality only a small minority of users actively edit the site. According to Wikipedia, of the more than 26,000,000 registered users on the English language site only about 35,000 users made more than five edits during the month of December 2012.
In addition there is a significant and well documented gender gap on Wikipedia. Eighty-Two percent of Wikipedia editors are male.
Click here for more on the demographic information on Wikipedians.
Review the information on Women and Wikipedia including the demographics and at least one of the articles found in the links below.
Consider these questions for your group presentation.
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