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Wikimedia Usage Share By Browser

The following breakdowns of non-mobile and mobile traffic are based on our squid logs. Note how share of mobile usage peaks every year around Christmas. Note how mobile here is to be taken as ‘traffic from mobile devices’ not as … Continue reading

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Wikipedia is still Wikimedia’s largest project

Since early 2008 we publish traffic stats per Wikimedia wiki in detailed reports. In the past 4 years the relative proportion of page requests per project did not change much. All projects received more traffic, more or less in proportion to … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Readers

Two years ago Wikimedia board member Stu West published the first version of the map above. I was asked to produce an updated version for presentations. Countries are colored by monthly Wikipedia page views per internet user (2011 Q4). Overlayed on … Continue reading

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Some SOPA blackout stats

Here are a few plots and data I collected for the SOPA blackout from 18 January. Wikimedia Foundation is working on a wider coverage of the event. Note that on the second day hourly hits to Special:CongressLookup page exceeded hits … Continue reading

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Wikipedia views visualized

In May 2011 I presented a new visualization tool which can playback all 400,000 Wikipedia edits for a random day, and show where and when these edits occurred, and for which language wiki. The tool also shows static maps for at-a-glance view … Continue reading

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Variations on the English Wikipedia Main Page

The WMF servers receive a lot of unserviceable page requests. To illustrate this, with what most likely is an extreme example, here is a list of page requests received in July 2011, which target any article with a title starting with ‘Main_Page’. … Continue reading

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Saving lifetimes

One days Jobs came into the cubicle of Larry Kenyon, an engineer who was working on the Macintosh operating system, and complained that it was taking too long to boot up. Kenyon started to explain, but Job cut him off. … Continue reading

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Summary Reports for all Wikimedia Wikis

These weeks I am performing long overdue maintenance on Wikistats. This includes fixing bugs (e.g. Wikibooks en Wikiversity reports were broken for many months). This also includes automation, removing manual steps from the production process. I am also making good … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Mobile Traffic II

Three months ago I blogged about mobile traffic to Wikipedia. I explained how we track two different metrics: on one hand traffic to our mobile site, on the other hand traffic from mobile devices (as detected from the so called … Continue reading

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Wikipedia edits visualized

Today I present a new animated visualization of Wikipedia edits. >> Animation <<   >> Screenshots << It shows all edit events for all Wikipedia’s on one random day. Currently this is 14 February 10 May 2011. On that particular … Continue reading

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