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Wikipedia Indy 500 style: Ron McQueeney

As part of my Indianapolis 500 coverage I’m writing and improving Wikipedia articles (and uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and Flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license)! 164 more words


Which parties were most read on Wikipedia?

Taha and Stefano previously looked at the distribution of Wikipedia pages by candidate. These pages are much more patchy than Twitter handles: only in the Conservative and Labour cases do more than 40% of candidates have an account, whilst most other parties have far less (though we should note that we are relying on the data crowdsourced by YourNextMP, which is brilliant but not guaranteed to be perfectly accurate). 164 more words


Social Media + Elections: A Recap

In the run-up to the general election we conducted a number of investigations into relative candidate and party use of social media and other online platforms. 177 more words


Does anyone read Wikipedia around the election time?

I already have written about the Wikipedia-Shapps story. So, that is not the main topic of this post! But when that topic was still hot, some people asked me whether I think anyone ever actually reads the Wikipedia articles about politicians? 364 more words


Online presence of the General Election Candidates: Labour wins Twitter while Tories take Wikipedia

Some have called the forthcoming UK general election a Social Media Election. It might be a bit of exaggeration, but there is no doubt that both candidates and voters are very active on social media these days and take them seriously. 773 more words