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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.

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 Microtasks and new editor engagement Presentation Transcript

  • Microtasks and new editorengagement
  • The problem 1. Shrinking active editor population 90K active editors (5+ edits/month) (-3.2% since 2011)
  • The problem 2. Slow but steady decline in anonymous edits 20% of all edits (-10% since 2005)
  • The problem 3. Steadily growing readership 480m unique visitors/month (+17% since 2011) 18b page requests/month (+17% since 2011)
  • MICROTASKSRECOMMENDER SYSTEMS
  • Why recommender systems?
  • Microtasks for new users Find topics matching your interests Find tasks you can help with
  • Microtasks for first-time editors Find similar articles in need of attention Help fix the same issue in another article Try something different!
  • Microtasks for readers Discover articles relevant to your location Find related articles in need of attention Find highly popular/edited related articles
  • 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!