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I’m Mayo Fuster Morell. I was born in Oliva (Valencia), a small town in front of the Mediterranean sea, now my base is in Barcelona, but I intermittently move between Valencia, Rome, Florence, Berkeley and Amsterdam.

In Wikipedia EN, I follow the social movements, online communities, common-base peer production, and social forums related articles. I was voluntered in the Wikimedia Foundation in December 2008. In Wikimedia, I am member of the Research Comitte of the Wikimedia Foundation and I am member of Viquipedia Amical (to be complited the formal processes to become a member) and Wikimedia Italy.

Apart from loving Wikipedia and Wikimedia universe, I had developed research on Wikipedia and also organize activities in order to increase the exchange and collaboration on Wikipedia research.

More recent activities and works on Wikipedia:

Selection board of the Wikimedia France Research Award

Collaborating with WikiWoman

Research projects:


  • Laniado, D., Castillo, C., Kaltenbrunner, A., Fuster Morell, M. (2012) Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: the case of Wikipedia. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WikiSym'12. Linz. Retrieved from
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2011). The Wikimedia Foundation and the Governance of Wikipedia's Infrastructure: Historical Trajectories and its Hybrid Character. In Lovink, G., Tkacz, N. & Roberts, I. (eds). Critical Point of View Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011. Retrieved from %237reader_Wikipedia.pdf
  • Aibar, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (ed.). (2012). Special issue: Wikipedia research. Introduction. Journal Digithum: Les humanitats en l'era digital. Retrieved from
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2011). The Unethics of Sharing: Wikiwashing. In W. Sützl & F. Stalder (Ed.). International Review of Information Ethics: Special issue: Ethics of Sharing. Vol. 15 September 2011. Retrieved from
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2011, October). Rethinking government in the light of the emerging organisational principles of online collective action. In E. Aibar (Ed.) European Journal of ePractice. No 12. ISSN: 1988-625X. (pp. 81-93)
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2011). Book review: Reagle, J. R. (2010) 'Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia'. MIT Press: Cambridge. Journal Information, Communication and Society. Routledge. ISSN: 1369-118X. Impact factor: SCImago Journal & Country Rank: Social Sciences (MIiscellaneous) Q1. Communication Q2. H INDEX: 12. SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR): 0.045 (2010). Retrieved from
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2010). La participazione nella comunità di creazione online. Participazione come eco-sistema. I casi di i Wikipedia. Politica dil dirito. Il Molino nº: 2, September 2010 (Italy). (pp. 515-544). Impact factor: Journal Indexed in DoGi-Dottrina Giuridica, Articoli italiani di periodici accademici (AIDA), Catalogo italiano dei periodici (ACNP).

Presentations and events organizing:

  • Panel organizing with Research Committee Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia and research: a Love and hate relationship. Wikimania 2012, Washington, July 12 to 15 of July 2012.
  • Chair panel and presentation. “Wikipedia & Research: The innovative character of Wikipedia reserach and the new challenges (and opportunities) associated with it”. OKCon – The Open Knowledge Conference. 30th June & 1st July, 2011 Berlin. the- innovative-character-of-wikipedia- research-and-the-new-challenges-and-opportunities-associated-with-it
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2009). The governance of digital commons: Wikipedia case study. Democracy 2.0. Institutions, citizens and new networks: A potential lexicon. International workshop organized by Regional Government of Emilia Romagna (Italy). Auditorium Enxo Biagi, Bologna (Italy).

My view on wikimedia research commons

  • Fuster Morell, M. (2009). Methodological and theoretical challenges and potentials of studying participation in online communities for the building of digital commons: Wikipedia and the Social Forums. Panel: New approaches to the study of protest and transnational social movements Conference Shaping Europe in a Globalized world. Zürich. From 23th to 26th June 2009.
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2011). Presentation “Wikipedia and other online creation communities”. Mediaccions seminar. 26 February 2011. IN3 – Open University of Catalonia. mediacciones-cinema-digital-y- wikipedia/
  • Fuster Morell, M. (2008). Online Communities Governance: Styles of democratic quality in knowledge-making processes resulting from a large-N analysis and preliminary results on Wikipedia case study. Presentation Faculty Discussions. School of information. University of Berkeley. 19th November 2008.


E-mail: mayo.fuster (at)