Microtasks and new editor engagement

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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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Microtasks and new editor engagement

  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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