Research

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 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 Research Newsletter, March 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 3 • March 2014 [contribute] [archives] Wikipedians’ “encyclopedic identity” dominates even in Kosovo debates; analysis of “In the news” discussions; user hierarchy mapped With contributions by: Federico Leva, Scott Hale, Kim Osman, Jonathan Morgan, Piotr Konieczny, Niklas Laxström, Tilman Bayer and James Heilman Contents 1 Cross-language…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 2 • February 2014 [contribute] [archives] CSCW ’14 retrospective; the impact of SOPA on deletionism; like-minded editors clustered; Wikipedia stylistic norms as a model for academic writing With contributions by: David Ludwig, Morten Warncke-Wang, Maximilian Klein, Piotr Konieczny, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Dario Taraborelli and Tilman Bayer…

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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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