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do +‎ -ocracy


  • IPA(key): /ˌduːˈɒkɹəsi/
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do-ocracy (countable and uncountable, plural do-ocracies)

  1. (neologism, technology) An organization in which power is held by those who do the most work.
    • 2014, Aneesh Chopra, quoting John Halamka, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government, New York, N.Y.: Atlantic Monthly Press, →ISBN, page 151:
      We'll make it a 'do-ocracy.' That is, you will be rewarded for actually achieving results.
    • 2014 October 27, Noam Cohen, “Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information”, in The New York Times[1], New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-05-10:
      "Wikipedia is a do-ocracy," said Dr. James Heilman, an emergency room doctor from British Columbia, Canada, who leads the Wikiproject Medicine that keeps close watch on the most important public health articles, like Ebola Virus Disease. "Those who do the most, do have a greater influence."
    • 2021 July 3, Quinn Norton, “How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down”, in Wired[2], San Francisco, C.A.: Condé Nast Publications, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-05-10:
      The Anonymous do-ocracy was already in place, but it was radically different from the other do-ocracies of the Internet era (think Wikipedia or Linux).
    • 2023 January, Susan Carter, Cecily Andersen, Adrian Stagg, Lorraine Gaunt, “An exploratory study: Using adapted interactive research design and contributive research method”, in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, volume 49, number 1, Elsevier, →DOI, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 1:
      Communities form around software applications to trouble-shoot code, giving rise to 'do-ocracies' – systems of merit that privilege active positive contributions for the benefit of the community.

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