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Cathy P. S. Ma (mapocathy)

AffiliationUniversity of Hong Kong
Personal sitehttp://cathyma.com
Cathy Ma has been researching the social dynamics of Wikipedia since 2003, following the advice of Andrew Lih user:fuzheado; she is interested in trust, commons-based peer production, and the potential promises and problems of Wikipedia.

Right now she is completing her degree of Master of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and finishing a thesis on Wikipedia and social capital. Feel free to give her moral support by vising her blog. With the experience of Wikimania 1.0 and 2.0, she is proud to claim herself as a Wikimaniac and randomly attacks helpers and guests in Wikimania. She aims to upload her whole thesis on Wikipedia at one point and leave it open for the community, so that the stubs she starts on her thesis can somehow be filled by other veteran Wikipedians or researchers. She thinks that if she drops the thesis to the community she will have more time to fully experience London for the coming year, while she can also learn more in editing and actually participating more on Wikipedia as an editor.

Cathy's hope is to have all the obsolete computers in the world redistributed to developing countries, though she doesn't know how to get there for the time being.  :)