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The state of the
Wikimedia movement
Phoebe Ayers
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
May 31, 2014
Wikiconference USA
I use Wikipedia to
live my life.
-- donor comment, 2013 fundraiser
495M Unique Visitors / March 2014
Half from Europe and North America, half from the
rest of the world
mobile
Oliver Keyes and Toby Negrin,
May 1 2014 WMF Metrics Meeting
desktop
31M articles in Wikipedia (globally)
21M files on Commons
On the English Wikipedia:
Top 5,000 articles =
19% of all traffic
From Andrew West: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia...
32K active editors/month in English WP
wikidata
WLM
English Wikipedia active editors. From Halfaker et al,
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:The_Rise_and_Decline
6K new...
And some other languages…
• Spanish Wikipedia: 4,086
• Chinese Wikipedia: 2,188
• Hindi Wikipedia: 44
• Swahili Wikipedia:...
Getting together
• 40 chapters
• 1 thematic organization
• 11 usergroups
• (at least) 38 meetups globally in June 2014
• 1...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Courses
75 current classes (spring 2014 term)
What’s the community
focusing on?
● Articles, data, books, travel guides…
● Quality
● Outreach
● Partnerships and GLAM
● T...
What’s the WMF focusing on?
• Technical platform
• Supporting editors
Mobile &
Wikipedia
Zero
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Start
What’s next?
Our big questions
How to…
• Maintain a vibrant community
• Provide access for all
• Turn readers into editors
• Maintain a...
How we’ll get there
• Iterative strategy
• Many experiments
• Community project support
• Stable platforms
• Advocacy
• Be...
Imagine a world in which every single
human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge.
- Wikimedia’s vision state...
Thank you
I extend my heartfelt thanks
to the men and women who
tirelessly work on keeping Wikipedia
the wonderful website...
Discussion?
Phoebe Ayers
payers@wikimedia.org
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
State of the Wikimedia Movement 2014
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talk given for WikiConference USA, May 30-June 1 in NYC. Covers an overview of what's going on in Wikipedia and Wikimedia.

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  1. 1. The state of the Wikimedia movement Phoebe Ayers Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees May 31, 2014 Wikiconference USA
  2. 2. I use Wikipedia to live my life. -- donor comment, 2013 fundraiser
  3. 3. 495M Unique Visitors / March 2014 Half from Europe and North America, half from the rest of the world
  4. 4. mobile Oliver Keyes and Toby Negrin, May 1 2014 WMF Metrics Meeting desktop
  5. 5. 31M articles in Wikipedia (globally)
  6. 6. 21M files on Commons
  7. 7. On the English Wikipedia: Top 5,000 articles = 19% of all traffic From Andrew West: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:5000 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-02-04/Special_report
  8. 8. 32K active editors/month in English WP wikidata WLM
  9. 9. English Wikipedia active editors. From Halfaker et al, http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:The_Rise_and_Decline 6K new editors per month in en:wp: but they’re not staying
  10. 10. And some other languages… • Spanish Wikipedia: 4,086 • Chinese Wikipedia: 2,188 • Hindi Wikipedia: 44 • Swahili Wikipedia: 9 • Javanese Wikipedia: 7 (Active editors/month in March 2014, from stats.wikimedia.org)
  11. 11. Getting together • 40 chapters • 1 thematic organization • 11 usergroups • (at least) 38 meetups globally in June 2014 • 1 big annual conference • (and lots of smaller ones)
  12. 12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Courses 75 current classes (spring 2014 term)
  13. 13. What’s the community focusing on? ● Articles, data, books, travel guides… ● Quality ● Outreach ● Partnerships and GLAM ● Tools
  14. 14. What’s the WMF focusing on? • Technical platform • Supporting editors
  15. 15. Mobile & Wikipedia Zero
  16. 16. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy
  17. 17. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Start
  18. 18. What’s next?
  19. 19. Our big questions How to… • Maintain a vibrant community • Provide access for all • Turn readers into editors • Maintain and improve quality • Ensure the future of the free and open knowledge ecosystem
  20. 20. How we’ll get there • Iterative strategy • Many experiments • Community project support • Stable platforms • Advocacy • Better data
  21. 21. Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. - Wikimedia’s vision statement
  22. 22. Thank you I extend my heartfelt thanks to the men and women who tirelessly work on keeping Wikipedia the wonderful website it is. -- Donor comment, 2013 fundraiser
  23. 23. Discussion? Phoebe Ayers payers@wikimedia.org
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