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Media effect or media replacement?

Taha Yasseri, Jonathan Bright

Online political information seeking, at least in the data we’ve gathered so far, happens in short, concentrated bursts. When we began the project, I (JB) was hoping that these bursts would tell us something about how people inform themselves about contemporary democratic politics. 495 more words

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Remember Adrianne Wadewitz and talkin' about the Wikipedia gender gap on KCRW

I was interviewed this afternoon on KCRW’s Press Play with Madeleine Brand in which I talked about the recent death of my friend, colleague, and fellow Hoosier, Adrianne Wadewitz, and talked generally about the gender gap on Wikipedia. 257 more words

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The electoral information cycle

Taha Yasseri, Jonathan Bright

When do people start getting interested in elections, and how does this differ in different countries? In this post we try to get a handle on this question looking at data drawn from Wikipedia. 401 more words

Data

Open Education and Wikipedia: Developments in the UK

The third annual Open Education Week (#openeducationwk) takes place from 10-15 March 2014. As described on the Open Education Week web site “its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide… 1,834 more words

Openness

How Are You Using Wikipedia?

My Involvement With Wikipedia

I signed up to Wikipedia in 2004 in order to create an entry for my hobby: rapper sword dancing. I saw the value of the service in providing a easy-to-use content creation tool which would benefit from crowd-sourcing content in order to maintain the content. 590 more words

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