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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 4 • April 2013 [contribute] [archives] Sentiment monitoring; Wikipedians and academics favor the same papers; UNESCO and systemic bias; How ideas flow on Wikiversity With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Oren Bochman, Taha Yasseri, Jonathan T. Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Too good to be true?…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, March 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 3 • March 2013 [contribute] [archives] “Ignore all rules” in deletions; anonymity and groupthink; how readers react when shown talk pages With contributions by: Amir E. Aharoni, Piotr Konieczny, Taha Yasseri, Oren Bochman, Heather Ford, Tilman Bayer, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Daniel Mietchen. Contents 1 Wikipedia’s “Ignore…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 2 • February 2013 [contribute] [archives] Wikipedia not so novel after all, except to UK university lecturers; EPOV instead of NPOV With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Taha Yasseri, Heather Ford, Sage Ross, Daniel Mietchen and Tilman Bayer. Contents 1 Wikipedia in historic context: “Stigmergic accumulation” is…

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A year’s worth of Wikipedia research

The April 2012 edition Twelve years after its launch, Wikipedia continues to attract a large amount of attention from scholarly research trying to understand what made this one of the most remarkable collaborative efforts in history and what makes it work. Researchers have called Wikipedia “our Everest” (because of its…

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Suggesting tasks for new Wikipedians

If you had just signed up to become a Wikipedia contributor, what kind of experience would you like to have? Would you know exactly where to get started, or would you prefer some suggestions? For most of Wikipedia’s 12-year history, we have done very little to proactively introduce new participants…

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Vote for the most exciting paper from nine years of research about Wikipedia

(This is a guest post by Carol Ann O’Hare of Wikimedia France.) The impact of collaborative writing on the quality of Wikipedia content, new methods for monitoring contributions in order to fight vandalism, how the nature and quality of content depends on contributors’ status and the area covered, etc. These topics concern the…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 1 • January 2013 [archives] Lessons from the research literature on open collaboration; clicks on featured articles; credibility heuristics With contributions by: Taha Yasseri, Piotrus, Aaron Shaw, Tbayer and Lui8E Contents 1 Lessons from the wiki research literature in “American Behavioral Scientist” special issue 2 Mathematical…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2012

Vol: 2 • Issue: 12 • December 2012 [archives] Wikipedia and Sandy Hook; SOPA blackout reexamined With contributions by: Daniel Mietchen, Piotrus, Junkie.dolphin, Taha Yasseri, Benjamin Mako Hill, Aaron Shaw, Tbayer, DarTar and Ragesoss Contents 1 How Wikipedia deals with a mass shooting 2 Network positions and contributions to online…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2012

Vol: 2 • Issue: 11 • November 2012 [archives] Movie success predictions, readability, credentials and authority, geographical comparisons With contributions by: Piotrus, Benjamin Mako Hill, Tbayer, DarTar, Adler.fa, Hfordsa, Drdee Contents 1 Early prediction of movie box-office revenues with Wikipedia data 2 Readability of the English Wikipedia, Simple Wikipedia, and…

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In divisive times, Wikipedia brings political opponents together

Network of users communicating on Wikipedia article talk pages (Neff et al., p.22). Edges connecting two Democrats are colored blue, edges connecting two Republicans in red, and edges representing inter-party dialogue are colored in green. Neutral Point of View – the requirement that articles must represent all significant viewpoints fairly…

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