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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Termodynamics and social capital

Tilman Bayer
Hi John,

the Wiki-research-l mailing list (CCed) is usually a better place to
ask such questions than Wikimedia-l.

Without having taken a look at the book you mention, here are two
pointers to research that might be related:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Newsletter/2012/April#cite_ref-27
("Wikipedia as a thermodynamic system - becoming more efficient over
time")
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Newsletter/2015/September#More_newbies_mean_more_conflict.2C_but_extreme_tolerance_can_still_achieve_eternal_peace

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:29 AM, John Erling Blad <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Has anyone tried to use termodynamics on social capital within Wikipedia?
> Over investment in social capital and negative specific heat might create
> unstable systems, that is people will leave the community.
>
> There is a book on the topic; A Dynamic Balance: Social Capital and
> Sustainable Community Development
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Tilman Bayer
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