July, 2011

What summer research looks like at the Wikimedia Foundation

The first month of the summer research program in the Wikimedia Foundation has passed, and we’d like to share a quick update on the continuing work of our eight researchers in the Community Department, as well as some snapshots of what it’s like to be here at the Foundation during…

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WikiViz 2011: Visualizing the impact of Wikipedia

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Wikipedia, and its impressive growth in content, quality, diversity, and readership, the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) and the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) are jointly launching WikiViz 2011 – a call for data/information visualization experts, computational journalists, data artists and data scientists…

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Positive feedback works for editing, say Wikipedia editors

“Our brains and our behavior are driven by feedback loops. Harness their power and change your life,” points out Wired magazine in its latest cover story on how feedback can be used to change human behavior. Similarly, data from the Wikipedia Editor Survey, April 2011, shows that feedback from other…

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Wikimedia engineering June 2011 report

Major news this month include: the network setup in our new datacenter, progress on features to facilitate participation, community testing on mobile and offline apps, MediaWiki 1.17.0, and progress on our code review backlog.

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