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Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
Wikimedia in Japan
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Wikimedia in Japan
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"Submissions/Wikimedia in Japan: Acculturation and Outreach", presented originally at Wikimania2010, Gdansk, 2010-07-11. An outline of Wikimedia movement in Japan, and Japanese net culture, how Japan …

"Submissions/Wikimedia in Japan: Acculturation and Outreach", presented originally at Wikimania2010, Gdansk, 2010-07-11. An outline of Wikimedia movement in Japan, and Japanese net culture, how Japan has accepted Wikimedia movement and recent attempt of Wikimedia outreach.

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  • this presentation is aiming to give the audience an outline of Wikimedia movement in Japan, how Japanese speaking society (or shortly "Japan") encountered Wikimedia, what has been built in the interaction of Wikimedia culture and Japanese ones. Also how Japanese Wikimedians attempt to outreach, what other players are working with them, that will be briefly described. /* todo */ ・このページの内容を分解して、他のページと再構成する 出会い/交流/接触のこころみ(WManから)/〃(外から)
  • As one of most popular websites in Japan, Japanese Wikipedia enjoys applauds and suffers criticism, so this presentation shows the audience its social circumstances broken down into several topics as follows: brief history of coverage and mentions of the Japanese project. what the Japanese society sees the Wikimedia project. typical applauds, misunderstandings (even favorable) and criticism to Japanese Wikipedia.
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    • 1. Wikimedia in Japan Acculturation and Outreach Kizu “Britty” Naoko /aphaia@gmail.com Wikimedia User Group in Kansai
    • 2. Talking points <ul><li>Japanese Wikipedia now and past
    • 3. Interaction of Wikimedia culture and Japan
    • 4. Coverage, reaction and concerns
    • 5. Outreach and Attention </li></ul>
    • 6. Disclaimer <ul><li>Despites the title, no other projects will be mentioned, b/c Japanese don&apos;t them at all. </li></ul>
    • 7. Japanese Wikipedia: Big Wiki <ul><li>6th biggest Wikipedia w/ 687K art. (2010-07-01)
    • 8. traffic </li><ul><li>10th most visited website from Japan (alexa.com, 2010-07-01)
    • 9. 2nd most visited Wikipedia (10.3% alexa.com, 2010-07-01)
    • 10. 263.7 new pages per day (2010 Q1) </li></ul><li>users (2010-07-01) </li><ul><li>433K registered users
    • 11. among them, 11.4K are active </li></ul></ul>
    • 12. ... and Small Community <ul><li>high anonymity </li><ul><li>43% article edits from anons (Wikipedia Statistics, data in 2007-05)
    • 13. cf. 22% in WP as a whole </li></ul><li>unavailable administrators </li><ul><li>65 admins </li><ul><li>for 600K articles
    • 14. 433K reg. users (and 140 K anons?) </li></ul><li>admin : active user = 1 : 176.2
    • 15. cf. @enwiki 1 : 80.7 </li></ul><li>no chapter (yet) </li></ul>
    • 16. JaWP Community trends <ul><li>Strong interest to edit pages with hands
    • 17. ... and disinterest to all the other things, e. g. </li><ul><li>“sister projects”
    • 18. Global Wikimedia movement
    • 19. Technical solutions </li><ul><li>No interest to Flagged Revision
    • 20. Revision Deletion not yet a regular part of deletion process </li></ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul>
    • 21. Japanese Wikipedia history <ul><li>created in early 2001/03
    • 22. active since 2003/01
    • 23. first media coverage: 2004
    • 24. 2005: two major changes to increase visitors </li><ul><li>“Yahoo Surge” - yahoo.co.jp links hot topics to JaWP
    • 25. Many JaWP articles showed as 1st Google hits </li></ul><li>2007: “mature period”
    • 26. Now, a top 10 websites in Japan (alexa.com) </li></ul>
    • 27. Wikimedia Recognition in Japan <ul><li>Recent survey (2010/6) on http://japan.internet.com/research/20100706/1.html
    • 28. by internet.com and Goo Research (reseach.goo.ne.jp)
    • 29. 1,097 users surveyed
    • 30. 85.5% (938 ppl.) know Wikipedia
    • 31. 83.5% (917 ppl.) use Wikipedia
    • 32. 75.8% (831 ppl.) use Wikipedia several times a month or more </li></ul>
    • 33. Japanese net culture (1) - general overview <ul><li>heavily connected userbase </li><ul><li>mobile / “keitai” culture </li></ul><li>insularity </li><ul><li>technical (different standards)
    • 34. linguistic (Japanese I/F, customer support ...) </li></ul><li>strong inclination to anonymity
    • 35. heavy usage of CGM/SNS </li><ul><li>e.g. twitter.com </li></ul></ul>
    • 36. Japanese net culture (2) - social websites &amp; anonymity <ul><li>blogs
    • 37. 2ch.net (1999) : text-only bulletin board, strong anonymity, no registration system 
    • 38. mixi.jp (2004) : SNS, gradually shifting to anonymity
    • 39. nikovideo.com (2006): video-upload, comment-function as subtitle </li></ul>
    • 40. Japanese net culture (3) - wikis <ul><li>active tech &amp; research community </li><ul><li>many wiki engines developed (Moinmoin; Yukiwiki, pukiwiki; qwik)
    • 41. Wiki-banaばな (wiki-bana): Tokyo based wiki user conferences </li></ul><li>active and large userbase </li><ul><li>free hosting wikis (atwiki, livedoorwiki)
    • 42. まとめウィキ: “summary-wiki” culture </li></ul><li>... but seems no strong connection between those two groups </li></ul>
    • 43. “Summary-Wiki” <ul><li>summaries of discussions, chats or information on other websites (e.g. 2ch.net)
    • 44. copyright is tend to be ignored
    • 45. no citing sources
    • 46. Google hits: “まとめサイト ウィキ”(“summary-website wiki”) 3,140,000 results
    • 47. This usage of wiki may influence to Japanese Wikipedia editing (specially in pop-culture articles) </li></ul>
    • 48. Japanese Wikipedia culture <ul><li>anonymity preferred </li><ul><li>high anon ratio: 43% of edits are anonymous
    • 49. pseudonym preference </li></ul><li>weak involvement to governance
    • 50. not so much tech-oriented </li><ul><li>150&lt; bots
    • 51. MediaWiki developer / toolserver </li></ul></ul>
    • 52. How Japanese audience thinks JaWP <ul><li>Favorable recognitions: academics, librarians </li><ul><li>”great achievement, usable; not perfect, needs more improvement and helps from experts” </li></ul><li>Criticism to Wikipedia: media, high profile people </li><ul><li>credibility
    • 53. responsibility (managerial, legal) </li></ul><li>Misunderstandings </li><ul><li>“copyright free”
    • 54. “Wikipedia by country”
    • 55. “representative in Japan/on ground” </li></ul></ul>
    • 56. Wikimedians&apos; “outreach” in Japan <ul><li>User Guide Book by a Wikipedian in 2007
    • 57. Community based outreach began in 2009 (last year)
    • 58. Conferences and Lectures </li><ul><li>“Wikimania report” (Tokyo, 2006-)
    • 59. 20 Questions to Jimmy Wales (Tokyo, 2007)
    • 60. Wikimedia Conference Japan (Tokyo, 2009)
    • 61. regional OSS conference participation (2007-) </li></ul><li>Two regional user groups are formed (2010)
    • 62. Shortly, still in cradle </li></ul>
    • 63. Approach from the outside people <ul><li>Conference organizers
    • 64. Academics
    • 65. Media
    • 66. An example: “Wikipedia Academy” organized by Japan Society of Civil Engineering </li></ul>
    • 67. ご清聴ありがとうございました mail: aphaia@gmail.com this presentation is under CC-BY-SA 3.0

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