In a comment on his blog about the crisis of Wikipedia, Stefano Epifani wrote: Social networks allow people to keep their individual contribution distinct and visible. Wikipedia works in exactly the opposite way: who knows the name of any Wikipedia contributor? I believe this is the origin of the problem. It’s not that social networks like Facebook are “stealing authors’ time” to Wikipedia. It’s Wikipedia that has been unable to use and valorize those social dynamics that are peculiar of networks and that, taking advantage of motivators like reputation - can encourage people to collaborate