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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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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

Red line: Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report – Browsers + Archive Blue line: Page Views for Wikimedia, All Projects, All Platforms, Normalized If asked to define ‘Wikipedia mobile traffic’ you might answer ‘Wikipedia page requests originating from mobile devices’ or perhaps … Continue reading

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New editors are joining English Wikipedia in droves?

After deliberation I decided to publish this story as one article despite its length, for clarity sake. *Dec 7th: I changed the exclamation mark into a question mark. See also remark at end of this blog on how to interpret … Continue reading

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Wikipedia’s Growth Animated

For Wikimania 2009 I updated this animation, which I had first published in March 2008. Thanks to Hans Rosling for inspiration. I chose to use newest technology for implementation (html 5, canvas object, javascript only). Hence the animation runs only … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson

On June 25, only moments after rumours of the death of Michael Jackson had begun to spread, Wikipedia began to feel the impact of a shock wave of curiosity. According to Wikinews hoaxes started to spread, internet sites suffered from … Continue reading

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H1N1 Flu or New Flu or …

    Click images for original size. Articles: EN: English / ES:Spanish / DE: German / PL: Polish /JA: Japanese / FR: French / PT : Portuguese / IT : Italian / NL : Dutch / RU : Russian Raw … Continue reading

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US presidential election 2008

Yesterday was the culmination of months of excitement and anticipation. I always follow the US presidential elections with more fervour than Dutch elections. Apart from the obvious relevance of the former for world politics they have a high entertainment value. … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin

Ever heard of Sarah Palin? I bet you know a few things about her. I bet you did not one week ago. When senator John McCain announced she would be his running mate for the presidential election she was unknown … Continue reading

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