How we made that net neutrality clickstream diagram

Foundation From the archives Research Technology

To illustrate our recent post on Wikipedia clickstream 'rabbit holes,' the Wikimedia Foundation's Mikhail Popov used R code to create a net neutrality clickstream. An overview of core graph theory terms is provided, along with brief introductions to R packages igraph, ggplot2, and ggraph. While some familiarity with R is necessary, he includes a list of free resources for learning it at the bottom.

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New monthly dataset shows where people fall into Wikipedia rabbit holes

Foundation From the archives Research Technology Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Analytics team is releasing a monthly clickstream dataset. The dataset represents—in aggregate—how readers reach a Wikipedia article and navigate to the next. Previously published as a static release, this dataset is now available as a series of monthly data dumps for English, Russian, German, Spanish, and Japanese Wikipedias.

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How I make video ‘newsreels’ for social media—so you can too

Communications Community Foundation From the archives Wikimedia Commons

As a video producer and storyteller for the Wikimedia Foundation, I've produced a few 'silent newsreels,' a video format enjoying a renaissance in the age of social media. Now I'm sharing what I know with the greater Wikimedia movement.

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On the year where "a very fundamental human right—the right to access information" was challenged: Raju Narisetti, Wikimedia Foundation Board member

Board Communications Foundation From the archives

New Wikimedia Foundation board member Raju Narisetti says, “We will look back at 2017 as a year where there were systematic and sustained challenges worldwide to a very fundamental human right—the right to access information.” We talk with him about some of the challenges the Wikimedia projects may face.

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Inspire New Readers campaign: Raise awareness of Wikipedia where you live

Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

Recent research shows that only 33 percent of Internet users in India, 19 percent of internet users in Iraq, and 39 percent of Internet users in Brazil have heard of Wikipedia. Those numbers differ dramatically from the United States and France, where 87 and 84 of internet users, respectively, have heard of Wikipedia. How would you raise awareness of Wikipedia where you live? A new campaign wants to hear your ideas.

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Designing for offline on Android

Foundation From the archives Technology Wikipedia

We’ve introduced a number of improvements to the Wikipedia Android app to better serve these app users who have restricted or low-bandwidth access to the internet.

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A new platform to explore statistics about Wikimedia projects

Data analytics Foundation From the archives Technology

Meet Wikistats 2, a new public dashboard and dataset for metrics related to how people read and contribute to Wikimedia projects.

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Seven translation tools you can use to work in multiple languages across Wikimedia projects

Community From the archives Technology

Wikipedia is available in hundreds of languages, which is both a gift and a curse—the latter because so much of our knowledge is locked behind language barriers for too many people. Here are the tools Wikimedia has, to help translators bring the sum of all knowledge to their own communities.

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Eleven community-led projects awarded Project Grants

Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

Selected from a field of 26 proposals, these projects focus on software, offline outreach, and online organizing.

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‘Monumental’ winners from the world’s largest photo contest showcase history and heritage

Community From the archives Photo contests Wiki Loves Monuments Wikimedia Commons

The top fifteen images from Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photographic competition, span five continents and contain a veritable treasure trove of cultural heritage.

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