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Microtasks and new editorengagement
The problem    1. Shrinking active editor population  90K                                        active editors (5+ edits/...
The problem    2. Slow but steady decline in anonymous edits  20%                                          of all edits   ...
The problem    3. Steadily growing readership  480m                                            unique visitors/month      ...
MICROTASKSRECOMMENDER SYSTEMS
Why recommender systems?
Microtasks for new users            Find topics matching your interests                                                   ...
Microtasks for first-time editors            Find similar articles in need of attention           Help fix the same issue in...
Microtasks for readers          Discover articles relevant to your location           Find related articles in need of att...
Questions?    Credits    On top of my head    CC BY-NC-SA work by Kristina Alexanderson    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kal...
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Slides from my presentation at the Wikimedia Foundation/Stanford SNAP Group Meeting on the use of microtasks and recommender systems to better engage with Wikipedia readers and new users.

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  1. 1. Microtasks and new editorengagement
  2. 2. The problem 1. Shrinking active editor population 90K active editors (5+ edits/month) (-3.2% since 2011)
  3. 3. The problem 2. Slow but steady decline in anonymous edits 20% of all edits (-10% since 2005)
  4. 4. The problem 3. Steadily growing readership 480m unique visitors/month (+17% since 2011) 18b page requests/month (+17% since 2011)
  5. 5. MICROTASKSRECOMMENDER SYSTEMS
  6. 6. Why recommender systems?
  7. 7. Microtasks for new users Find topics matching your interests Find tasks you can help with
  8. 8. Microtasks for first-time editors Find similar articles in need of attention Help fix the same issue in another article Try something different!
  9. 9. Microtasks for readers Discover articles relevant to your location Find related articles in need of attention Find highly popular/edited related articles
  10. 10. Questions? Credits On top of my head CC BY-NC-SA work by Kristina Alexanderson http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalexanderson/6140989346Dario Taraborelli. Microtasks and new editor engagement!http://nitens.org/docs/slides/stanford_wmf.pdf!!E: dario@wikimedia.org !!T: @ReaderMeter!
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