Grants:IdeaLab/Allowing users to create a following based on articles based on Wikipedia
What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?
Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?
After landing on a wikipedia page providing an easy login mechanism or "remember ne" mechanism may help identify a user. Once identified the history of articles browsed on wikipedia that are untagged can be presented to the user as a group and the user should be allowed to group these under a tag or mulitple tags. Once tagged these tags can be used for further grouping by the user. Similarities of articles read could be analyzed and set of users to follow can be presented to the users for selecting. Users can then be allowed to create global tags that has an aggregation of articles probably in a very organized manner which could then be created into a wikipedia article or a reading guide for wikipedia that is created by groups. Many such reading guides could be created for domains, technologies, focused topic studies, etc.
Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?
If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
The number of tags created, users being followed, global groups/ articles / topci studies being created as a result.
How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?
After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
Would change the way an entire topic can be studied using a single source "Wikipedia". Quality of the article in terms of easy readability without complex terminology, and list of articles that could be used to study a topic in a continuous fashion can be outlined
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
I can, along with others. Access to the wherewithall of wikipedia is critical
About the idea creator
Articial Intelligence COE, Lead at Intel. Interests include recommendation engines, gamification of tasks, autonomous data analytics
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No funding needed?
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!