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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2016

Bursty edits; how politics beat religion but then lost to sports; notability as a glass ceiling

With contributions by: Brian Keegan, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2015

Teaching Wikipedia; Does advertising the gender gap help or hurt Wikipedia?

With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Tilman Bayer and Max Klein

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2015

Do Wikipedia citations mirror scholarly impact?; co-star networks in silent films

With contributions by: Daniel Mietchen, Guillaume Paumier, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer

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Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits

When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, October 2015

Student attitudes towards Wikipedia; Jesus, Napoleon and Obama top “Wikipedia social network”; featured article editing patterns in 12 languages

With contributions by: Jonathan Morgan, Morten Warncke-Wang, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2015

Wiktionary special; newbies, conflict and tolerance; Is Wikipedia’s search function inferior?

With contributions by: Federico Leva, Panda10, Piotr Konieczny, Trey Jones and Tilman Bayer

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Graph by Joe Sutherland, in the public domain.

Wikipedia’s very active editor numbers have stabilized—delve into the data with us

Very active editor numbers (>100 edits per month) since the English Wikipedia’s launch in 2001. The thick red line symbolises a five-month moving average. Graph by Joe Sutherland, in the public domain. The English Wikipedia’s population of very active editors—registered contributors with more than 100 edits per month—appears to have…

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How much time do editors spend editing? and more survey results

How much time do Wikipedians spend editing each week? What is their most important motivation for contributing? What are their views of the Wikimedia Foundation? Results from the 2012 editor survey, with a public dataset enabling everyone to drill deeper into such questions.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2015

OpenSym 2015 report; PageRank and wiki quality; news suggestions; the impact of open access

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How Wikipedia responds to breaking news

Wikipedia often deals with breaking news that is developed and expanded rapidly by its community of volunteer editors. 607 Journalists is a thesis that looks deeper into this development, investigating the speed of development, verifiability of article text, and the range of contributors to the article overall.

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