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  1. Introducing the unique devices dataset: a new way to estimate reach on Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Tiago Aguiar, public domain.

    With the unique devices dataset, we’ve been able to quantify the shift to mobile across all projects. In almost all Wikimedia projects, more than half of our unique devices are accessing content using the mobile sites.... Read more

  2. 15 years of Wikipedia in data visualization

    Image by Stephen Laporte, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Leave it to designers to show us how dynamic, global, and human Wikipedia really is. Here, we look at fifteen of the best data visualizations making use of Wikipedia data.... Read more

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

    "Cadre Noir - Journée contributive 2013 07" by Kormin, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    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.... Read more

  4. Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

    Logo by Offnfopt, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report

    Photo by Robert Emperley, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation has released its third transparency report covering five key data points: Content alteration and takedown requests; Copyright takedown requests; Right to be forgotten; Requests for user data; and voluntary disclosure... Read more

  6. Get the latest Wikipedia updates easily with IFTTT

    Image by IFTTT, CC-BY-SA 3.0

    Wikipedia’s new Channel on IFTTT makes it easier than ever to share free knowledge.... Read more

  7. It’s time for some #tastydata

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    You’re invited to join the Menu Challenge, starting May 8! We could use your help to add translations, photos and/or audio recordings to Wikidata — about ingredients and dishes to be served at the ‘Taste Stockholm’ food fair. This can show the endless possibilities of open data and crowdsourcing to thousands of visitors. Let’s get some #tastydata!... Read more

  8. Growing free knowledge through open data

    This Sankey diagram shows how readers reach the English Wikipedia article about London and where they go from there, based on the Wikipedia Clickstream data set. Graph by Ellery Wulczyn and Dario Taraborelli, CC0.

    Open data can help us understand how people find and share knowledge online. The Wikimedia Foundation’s Research and Data Team has published 5 open data sets about Wikimedia projects. (…)... Read more

  9. Help fill in the gaps: Contribute to the story of Wikimedia programs

    Examples of Wikimedia programs under evaluation this year. Can you help collect more data? Slide by María Cruz, CC-BY-SA 4.0. Photo by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, public domain

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Learning and Evaluation team invites you to help collect data about Wikimedia programs, so we can evaluate their impact. Here’s an overview about this initiative and how you can contribute. (…)... Read more

  10. Digging for Data: How to Research Beyond Wikimetrics

    <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DARPA_Big_Data.jpg">"DARPA Big Data"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kayaker">Kayaker</a>, under <a href="">PD US DARPA</a>

    For Learning & Evaluation, Wikimetrics is a powerful tool for pulling data for wiki project user cohorts, such as edit counts, pages created and bytes added or removed. However, you may still have a variety of other questions, for instance: How many members of WikiProject Medicine have edited a medicine-related article in the past three months?... Read more