Dario Taraborelli

I am a behavioral scientist and social computing researcher based in San Francisco and I run Research at the Wikimedia Foundation the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister sites. Wikimedia Research is a team of scientists and UX researchers using data to understand and empower millions of users readers, contributors, and donors who interact with the free encyclopedia on a daily basis.

My own research looks at the behavioral and social aspects of collaborative technology. I am interested in studying the principles governing online collaboration and peer production as well as the use of data from the social Web to analyze and inform scholarship

I was trained as a cognitive scientist and in a past life I worked on perceptual theory, cognitive architecture and the relation between action and perception

In my spare time I write code or digress on TeX and typography

Selected publications:

  • Priem, J., Taraborelli, D., Groth, P., Neylon, N. (2010), Altmetrics: A manifesto. html
  • Taraborelli, D. (2008) Soft peer review. Social software and distributed scientific evaluation. pdf
  • Priem, J., Groth, P., Taraborelli, D. (2012) The Altmetrics Collection. pdf doi
  • Ciampaglia, G.L., Taraborelli, D. (2015) MoodBar: Increasing new user retention in Wikipedia through lightweight socialization. doi pdf
  • Halfaker, A., Keyes, O., Taraborelli, D. (2013) Making peripheral participation legitimate: Reader engagement experiments in Wikipedia. doi pdf
  • Taraborelli, D., Ciampaglia, G.L. (2010) Beyond notability. Collective deliberation on content inclusion in Wikipedia. doi pdf
  • Roth, C., Taraborelli, D., Gilbert, N. (2008) Measuring wiki viability. An empirical assessment of the social dynamics of a large sample of wikis. doi pdf
  • Taraborelli, D., Roth, C. (2011) Viable Web communities: Two case studies. doi pdf
  • Heintz, C, Taraborelli, D. (2010) Folk epistemology. The cognitive bases of epistemic evaluation. doi pdf
  • Taraborelli, D. (2008) How the Web is changing the way we trust. pdf
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