Category Archives: Wikimedia View(er)s

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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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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