Category Archives: Wikimedia View(er)s

Egyptian internet switched off

Switch off occurred approx. Jan 27, 11 PM UTC, Egypt time Jan 28, 1 AM Other sources: CNN, BBC, English Wikipedia

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Wikipedia Reports Filtered By Region

With 270 languages and counting some wikistats reports have become quite unwieldy. If you want to compile a regional report (which for instance is done since several years by Shiju Alex for 22 languages spoken in India) collecting the relevant … Continue reading

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Major error in per country page views stats corrected

Before fix: Sep 09-Jul 10 / After fix   : Nov 09 – Oct 10 Unfortunately I need to announce yet another major correction on page views stats. This time caused by a bug in wikistats scripts. Reports that show page … Continue reading

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Page views anomaly in October resolved

For about 4 weeks, starting September 28, page view stats for Wikimedia wikis were highly inflated. Close inspection revealed this was an artifact caused by a software change. New code for page banner handling generated extra requests to the server … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page edits, a global perspective

In January 2010 I published reports on the global distribution of Wikipedia page views. The reports have different aggregation levels: by country or by language,  yearly average or quarterly trends. A week ago I published a similar set of reports … Continue reading

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Wikimedia page views, some good and bad news

First the good news: there is new summary report for Wikimedia page views that presents trends for nearly all projects on a single page. Now the bad news: a few days ago it was established that the server that collects … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page views, a global perspective (2)

Today I released four new wikistats reports, which all focus on our global readership. Since years a report provide insights in how many pages each Wikipedia serves monthly. More recent reports provide detailed cross sections through traffic. But our understanding … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page views, a global perspective

Today I want to announce new wikistats reports. While browsing for a suitable illustration on Flickr, I came across this picture by Alexander Duret-Lutz. A bookshelf with neatly organized shelves often serves as a metaphore for Wikipedia. This picture brings … Continue reading

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Why I changed the title of my previous blog

Today I nuanced my previous blog post (actually mostly the title). I realize the title will be seen as the bottom line of how well we are doing today. I need to nuance that. I repeat the addendum from that … Continue reading

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The Wikimedia Report Card

After several months of incremental development and internal circulation within WMF, the Wikimedia Report Card goes public. It was commissioned to help board, staff, community and outsiders get a quick overview over trends. The nature of the report dictates conciseness, … Continue reading

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