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  • 1. summary of wiki-related research
    conversation at WikiMedia San Francisco, 2011
    Dr Mark Graham
    Oxford Internet Institute
    www.geospace.co.uk
    www.zerogeography.net
    www.wikichains.org
    e: mark@geospace.co.uk
    t: @geoplace
  • 2. Spatial Palimpsests
  • 3. “The Internet surrounds us like air, saturating our offices and our homes. But it’s not confined to the ether. You can touch it. You can map it. And you can photograph it”
    - Andrew Blum 2009
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  • 5. “here be dragons”
    Psalter World map (1265)
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  • 7. Map by Mark Graham, Monica Stephens, Matthew Zook
  • 8. Map by Mark Graham, Monica Stephens, Matthew Zook
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  • 10. total number of Wikipedia articles in all languages
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  • 15. Eastern Canada: English and French
  • 16. Spain: Spanish (Castilian) and Catalan
  • 17. Israel/Palestine: Arabic and Hebrew
  • 18. Bangkok
    วัด (“temple” in Thai) “temple” in English
  • 19. Wikipedia research:
    • The Middle East and North Africa
    • 20. East Africa
    Collaborators: Dr Bernie Hogan (Oxford), Richard Farmbrough (Oxford), Dr Ali Frihida (Tunis National School of Engineering, Tunisia), Dr IlhemAllagui (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
  • 21. Wikipedia research:
    (1) what is the geography of articles in the Middle East/North Africa/East Africa compared to the rest of the world?
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  • 30. Wikipedia research:
    (2) do local authors in the Middle East/North Africa/East Africa comprise disproportionately fewer of the contributors to articles about that region?
  • 31. Wikipedia research:
    (3) are the contributions of local contributors undervalued?
  • 32. Breadth from bilingual contributors?
    • Little overlap between language editions (Hecht and Gergle 2010)
    • 33. Regions without many speakers of a given language are relatively under-represented in that language edition of the encyclopedia.
    • 34. What role do bilinguals and foreign-language sources play?
    • 35. What incentives might increase contributions from 2nd language learners & bilinguals and hence increase coverage?
    German geo-taggedarticles in Latin America
    Spanish geo-tagged articles in Latin America (good coverage even in Brazil)
    Oxford Internet Institute Wikipedia working group:
    http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/?id=66
    - Scott Hale (scotthale.net)
  • 36. wikichains.org
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  • 41. thank you
    Dr Mark Graham
    Oxford Internet Institute
    geospace.co.uk
    zerogeography.net
    mark@geospace.co.uk
    @geoplace