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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 1 • January 2014 [contribute] [archives] Translation assignments, weasel words, and Wikipedia’s content in its later years With contributions by: Aaron Halfaker, Jonathan Morgan, Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Translation students embrace Wikipedia assignments, but find user interface frustrating 2 Briefly 2.1 Why bots…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 12 • December 2013 [contribute] [archives] Cross-language editors, election predictions, vandalism experiments With contributions by: Daniel Mietchen, Maximilian Klein, Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Cohort of cross-language Wikipedia editors analyzed 2 Attempt to use Wikipedia pageviews to predict election results in Iran, Germany and…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 11 • November 2013 [contribute] [archives] Reciprocity and reputation motivate contributions to Wikipedia; indigenous knowledge and “cultural imperialism”; how PR people see Wikipedia With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Brian Keegan, Nicolas Jullien, Amir E. Aharoni, Henrique Andrade, Tilman Bayer, Daniel Mietchen, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Dario Taraborelli…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, October 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 10 • October 2013 [contribute] [archives] User influence on site policies: Wikipedia vs. Facebook vs. YouTube With contributions by: Han-Teng Liao, Piotr Konieczny, Taha Yasseri, and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 User influence on site policies is highest on Wikipedia, compared to YouTube and Facebook 2 Wikipedia’s…

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Scientific multimedia files get a second life on Wikipedia

On Wikimedia projects, audio and video content has traditionally taken a backseat relative to text and static images (however, changes are underway). Conversely, more and more scholarly publications come with audio and video files, though these are — a legacy from the print era — typically relegated to the “supplementary…

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Join the inaugural Wiki Research Hackathon on November 9

The Wiki Research Hackathon coming to a place near you on November 9, 2013. Last summer at Wikimania in Hong Kong, the annual global Wikimedia conference, we (a group of Wikipedia researchers) discussed how we could make wiki research more impactful. In our work in academia and on Wikimedia projects,…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 9 • September 2013 [contribute] [archives] Automatic detection of “infiltrating” Wikipedia admins; Wiki, or ‘pedia? With contributions by: Brian Keegan, Piotr Konieczny, Aaron Halfaker, Jonathan Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Wiki, or ‘pedia? The genre and values of Wikipedia compared with other encyclopedias 2 Identifying…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 8 • August 2013 [contribute] [archives] WikiSym 2013 retrospective With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Taha Yasseri, Brian Keegan, Dario Taraborelli, Tilman Bayer Contents 1 WikiSym 2013 1.1 Full papers 1.2 Keynote on applicable Wikipedia research 1.3 Other presentations 2 Collective memories in Wikipedia 3 Briefly 4…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 7 • July 2013 [contribute] [archives] Napoleon, Michael Jackson and Srebrenica across cultures, 90% of Wikipedia better than Britannica, WikiSym preview With contributions by: Taha Yasseri, Han-Teng Liao, Piotr Konieczny, Jonathan Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Multilingual ranking analysis: Napoleon and Michael Jackson as Wikipedia’s…

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Researching collaboration for a better world: John T. Riedl (1962 – 2013)

Does it matter that women are mostly not editing the most important information resource in our world? Does it matter that one of the most important artifacts in human history tends to be written mostly by males? […] That seems to me really important, and the question for this community,…

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