Data analytics

  1. The most popular browser

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    Looking at the internet through the lens of Wikimedia.... Read more

  2. “Dare to be different, yet hold your head high”: the impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

    Photo by Zarateman, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    “Prince is synonymous with indulging in yourself shamelessly and with passion. His music and his cultural impact mean more than words can offer.”
    “He taught me that being black was more than a color. That despite our circumstances or limitations in life, you could change the world and you could reach out and touch the stars.”
    “Dare to be different, yet hold your head ... Read more

  3. 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

  4. 15 years of Wikipedia in data visualization

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    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

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

    Graph by Joe Sutherland, in the public domain.
  6. 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

  7. What are readers looking for? Wikipedia search data now available

  8. Improving the accuracy of the active editors metric

  9. US Education Program participants add three times as much quality content as regular new users

  10. Techies learn, make, win at Foundation’s first San Francisco hackathon

    In January, 92 participants gathered in San Francisco to learn about Wikimedia technology and to build things in our first Bay Area hackathon.... Read more