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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


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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Wikipedia as a Complex Network

Since its inception Wikipedia has been gaining popularity and nowadays it is consistently ranked in the top 10 most popular sites according to Alexa (currently at 7th place). 470 more words

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Subjectivity and Data Collection in a “Big Data” Project

There remains a mistaken belief that qualitative researchers are in the business of interpreting stories and quantitative researchers are in the business of producing facts.” ( 606 more words


Wikipedia Visits Global Behavior

I tried to understand and characterize Wikipedia visits time series (also in this post Wikipedia Visits Time Series). I analyzed a random sample of English Wikipedia articles, I considered a first set of 1 000 pages and a second set of 10 000 pages. 324 more words

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