Category Archives: Wikimedia View(er)s

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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Wikimedia traffic analyzed

For many years wikimedians have been producers of knowledge largely for consumption by the general public, right? Just for a change let us turn the tables, let our consumers be producers, in order to enlighten us by their very act … 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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Wikimedia page view stats I

For each of the Wikimedia projects there is a new wikistats file which shows page view counts: see following links (in order of traffic volume): Wikipedia, Wikispecial (commons, meta, etc), Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikisource, Wikiversity. Each file shows monthly … Continue reading

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Pretty much none whatsoever

Han-Teng Liao recently inquired about the effects of the unblocking of the Chinese Wikipedia on the traffic volume directed to zh.wikipedia.org. He may be as amazed as I am that the effect in terms of number of page requests has … 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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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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Wikipedia page requests per day

Note: the low figures for March 3and 4 are an artifact: no data were collected for several hours on both days. Since December 2007 all page requests to all Wikimedia projects are counted, and hourly totals per article title written … Continue reading

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