Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2014

Shifting values in the paid content debate; cross-language vandalism detection; translations from 53 Wiktionaries

With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Maximilian Klein, Heather Ford, and Han-Teng Liao

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Introducing the new blog: a place for movement news

Today we’re excited to announce the relaunch of the Wikimedia blog, with a new design and new features intended to make it easier for people to participate in sharing knowledge about the Wikimedia movement. We also hope this relaunch serves as a very public reminder: today is always the day you can–and should!–contribute a blog post.

The Wikimedia Foundation blog was started in 2008 as a place for staff of the WMF to share their work. Early blog posts often focused on the work of the Engineering team, including updates about the MediaWiki platform. News from the technology team remains a significant portion of the content shared on the blog today, but it has been joined by a riotous mix of content from every corner of the Wikimedia world. [...]

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Wikimedia Highlights, May 2014

For versions in other languages, please check the wiki version of this report, or add your own translation there! Contents 1 Wikimedia Foundation highlights 1.1 12 new individual engagement grants 1.2 Inviting anonymous editors to join the Wikipedia community 1.3 Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) recommendations announced 2 Data and Trends…

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"GLEE FDC update - Metrics June 5" by KLove (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Foundation Report, May 2014

You are more than welcome to edit the wiki version of this report for the purposes of usefulness, presentation, etc., and to add translations of the “Highlights” excerpts.   Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of May (June 5, 2014) Contents 1 Data…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, June 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 6 • June 2014 [contribute] [archives] Power users and diversity in WikiProjects; the “network of cultures” in multilingual Wikipedia biographies With contributions by: Taha Yasseri, Maximilian Klein, Piotr Konieczny, Kim Osman, and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 New book: Global Wikipedia 2 “Interactions of cultures and top…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, May 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 5 • May 2014 [contribute] [archives] Overview of research on Wikipedia’s readers; predicting which article you will edit next With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Maximilian Klein and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 “Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia…

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Wikimedia Highlights, April 2014

The Wikimedia Labs platform enables volunteers to host software tools to support the community’s work, and to get involved in the technical operations of Wikimedia servers. As part of the Foundation’s ongoing work to reduce reliance on the old data center in Tampa, Florida (USA), Labs was moved to the new data center in Ashburn, Virginia in April, completing several months of work by WMF staff and by volunteers who operate Labs projects.

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Wikimedia Foundation Report, April 2014

The Wikimedia Labs platform enables volunteers to host software tools to support the community’s work, and to get involved in the technical operations of Wikimedia servers. As part of the Foundation’s ongoing work to reduce reliance on the old data center in Tampa, Florida (USA), Labs was moved to the new data center in Ashburn, Virginia in April, completing several months of work by WMF staff and by volunteers who operate Labs projects.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 4 • April 2014 [contribute] [archives] Wikipedia predicts flu more accurately than Google; 43% of academics have edited Wikipedia With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness 2 Survey of academics’ view on Wikipedia…

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Wikimedia Highlights, March 2014

For versions in other languages, please check the wiki version of this report, or add your own translation there! Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for March 2014, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement Contents 1 Wikimedia Foundation highlights 1.1…

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