Category Archives: Wikimedia View(er)s

Wikistats upgraded to new page view definition

tl;dr New and upgraded Wikistats data files, reports and charts, with cleaner metrics. Recently Wikimedia Foundation has upgraded its data feeds for hourly page view counts, using a new definition which excludes crawler traffic. These new data are now available from … Continue reading

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New Wikistats report, for once about Wikistats itself

There is a new Wikistats report, which as an exception (and one-off) reports about Wikistats itself. It shows which reports on stats.wikimedia.org are most popular, how many ‘unique’ (sort of) people requested those reports, and how often. To this end all traffic to … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon bombings

On April 15, 2013 at 2.49 PM local time (EDT) two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At 3.19 PM the first mention of the tragedy was made on the English Wikipedia in article Boston Marathon. At … Continue reading

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Monthly page requests, new archives and reports

The compaction of hourly page request files into daily, then daily into monthly is now operational. I fixed and simplified earlier scripts. For Dec 2012 data reduction is as follows: 744 hourly files: 65 Gb compressed 31 daily files: 16 … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page reads, breakdown by region

As we know in some regions of the world people have more easily access to Wikipedia than in others. The majority of reads come from the so called Global North (*). Now is this unbalance between North and South diminishing? Not … 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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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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