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Wikipedia and Shapps: Sockpuppetry, Conflict of Interest, or None?

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Will the real Grant Shapps please stand up? ViciousCritic/Totally Socks, (CC BY-NC-SA)

You must have heard about the recent accusation of Grant Shapps by the Guardian. 391 more words

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Brief History of Political Wikipedia

Wikipedia places among the top Google results for almost all topics – including political parties and politicians. This is why this Social Election Prediction Project… 562 more words

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How to be thorough when you patrol Wikipedia for vandalism

I’ve written several times about patrolling Wikipedia for vandalism. It a great way for new editors to get practice with simple editing tasks. It is also can be a way for… 368 more words

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I defended Dr. Oz on Wikipedia - and you should too.

In my how-to series on becoming a Wikipedia editor, I highly recommend spending time patrolling for vandalism using a watch list. It’s good practice with the software, and it helps you build up a positive editing history. 428 more words

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Ethics of Wikipedia Research

The election results on this Wikipedia page are wrong, I can tell. As we collect data for the Social Election Prediction Project, I am reviewing many a Wikipedia political party page and every so often I see mistakes. 606 more words

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Visits Time Series of a WikiNet

I built a WikiNet (a Wikipedia subset) starting from the article of a recently released movie, and I considered visits history of all articles in the WikiNet, one year before and after the movie release. 232 more words

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How to Build a WikiNet

There are almost 5 million articles in English Wikipedia only, as I wrote in a previous post (Wikipedia as a Complex Network). As you may imagine, analyzing the whole dataset of the Wikipedia network needs some computational power.  455 more words

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