Category Archives: Wikistats Reports

Wikistats reports on article revert trends

At Wikimania Gdansk I talked about the newest addition to Wikistats: article revert trends. This week the new set of tables and charts has been released for almost 800 Wikimedia wikis. For example here is the report for the English … 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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Edit Trends per Wikimedia Project

The two charts below show the trend in number of edits per month, first for the German Wikipedia, then for all Wikipedias combined. The blue lines show us that since early 2007 the monthly volume of manual edits by registered … 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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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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Partipication level, a new metric

Article count, a well established but corroding metric For many years the key metric that wikimedians and outside observers (e.g. press) have used to describe the success of our projects has been article count. We use this metric for trend … Continue reading

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Wikistats Portal 2.0

People ask me from time to time: “We know there is a lot of statistical information for the Wikimedia projects, but what exactly is there, and how can I find it?” Recently I did an overhaul for the portal, located … 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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