Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw on Internet Skills and Wikipedia’s Gender Inequality [AUDIO]

January 21st, 2014

Although women are just as likely as men to read Wikipedia, they only represent an estimated 16% of global Wikipedia editors and 23% of U.S. adult Wikipedia editors.

In this talk, Eszter Hargittai — Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, and Aaron Shaw — Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University — discuss findings from their recent study of both Wikipedia contributors and non-contributors showing that the gender gap in editing is exacerbated by a similarly important Internet skills gap. They suggest efforts ways of overcoming the gender gap in Wikipedia contributions by addressing the Web-use skills gap, and paths for future research.

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