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Notes from discussions around the movement strategy, and research related to its development.

Research and findings[edit]

Notes[edit]

Efforts by movement entities[edit]


Inventory[edit]

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High-level stats[edit]

Year Page Description
Ongoing Active editors dashboard[dead link] WMF analytics dashboard allows us to see rolling active editors for prior month of any project
Ongoing Edit history charts for top 50 Wikipedias
Ongoing? List of Wikipedias Note the Depth metric: "The "Depth" column (Edits/Articles × Non-Articles/Articles × [1−Stub-ratio]) is a rough indicator of a Wikipedia’s quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated."
Ongoing List of Wikimedia projects by size
Ongoing High-level Wikimedia stats portal
Ongoing Wikimedia project summaries See a verbose chart with similar data on articles, number of active editors, etc
Ongoing New Wikipedians
2002-2012/13 Wikimedia project growth
Ongoing Site performance dashboards for editors For example, see Visual Editor latency
2009-2014 Squid reports of edits by country
 ? What skins do our users use?
 ? Bot activity chart
Ongoing Activity by mailing list
2002-2017 New admins on ENWP by month
Ongoing? Users/admins compared to other wikis
Unknown? Edits from Mobile?
2007-2014 Education dashboard

Survey resources[edit]

Year Survey Description
2015 WMSV infographic on contributors Based on this research.
2012 - 2015 Fundraising focus groups Available with Megan
2014 Global South Survey Available with Haitham
2012 Editor survey (questions) Tilman not yet releasing data, concerned about how it will be used due to incomparable collection methodologies
Dec 2011 Editor survey
Apr 2011 Editor survey
2008 Collaborative Creativity Group at UNU-MERIT (with WMF) Blog posts & lots of backstory on Meta.
2009 Multimedia study
 ? Wikipedia Library user survey Survey of active content contributors using The Wikipedia Library (spoiler alert: they want more free resources)
 ? Ongoing usability surveys Check w/ Abby?
2013 WMNL survey
2014 Survey from Wiki Ed Foundation

Key finding about surveys: Collection methodology differed from each survey, and much of the methodology was flawed so unlikely to be repeated in future. Thus, can't help us benchmark for year over year changes. Much of the data in these surveys is old enough that it may be better to start over, and think about a cleaner year-to-year collection setup.

Resources on trends[edit]

Year Study Descriptions
Ongoing Activity chart from the top 50 Wikipedias
2010 2010 strategy editor trends study
2012 Editor Milestones
2012 Portuguese Wikipedia trends and behavior
2014 The sudden decline of Italian Wikipedia
2014 / Grantmaking's analysis of Global South contributor trends + gender diversity summary see slides 4-6

Structure and organization of content contributors[edit]

Date Source Notes
July 2012 Wikimania presentation on editor motivations
2012 Philippe's talk on how not to structure a community We should get this from Philippe
2013 Wikimedia movement mindmap Note where content projects fit into the
2014 Organizational hierarchy of content contributors See these pages for some context and Wikipedia sociology

Programs that (might) impact contributors[edit]

Project Program Who initiated? Notes
RUWP Инкубатор (new editor assistance) Community
ENWP Teahouse WMF New editors who visit the Teahouse contribute 2-3x more than the control group w/ similar early editing patterns (measured in # of edits, # of articles, # of talk page discussions, and # of weeks they return to Wikipedia. [1]
FRWP Forum des nouveaux Community
global On-wiki writing contests Community / Grantees (?) let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
global WLM Grantees let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
global Wikipedia Education Program WMF (?) let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
global Edit-a-thons Community / grantees(?) let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
global Editing workshops Community(?) let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
global Other photo initiatives Community(?) let's pull out any key contributor findings from this report
  • See Warncke-Wang, M., Ayukaev, V. R., Hecht, B., & Terveen, L. The Success and Failure of Quality Improvement Projects in Peer Production Communities. pdf -- Reviews the effect of a bunch of Wiki initiatives to increase editing.

Research repositories[edit]

Repository Notes
[Wikimedia Research Projects] WMF's research on various topics
WikiLit A literature review of Wikipedia
WikiPapers Bibliography and other details of scholarly research of wikis
"wikipedia" tag on CiteULike Some citations?
usability:Category:Multimedia usability - Research and Multimedia Usability Project report (2009-2010)
Scholia topic: Wikipedia List of research papers

General[edit]

Other communities[edit]

Product trends[edit]

Reader Trends Readerships Metrics Material Category:Wikimedia readership metrics reports Material about some of the most important readership metrics for Wikimedia sites, from reports started in September 2015 as a weekly email of the Wikimedia Foundation's Reading team, sent to the Mobile-l mailing list
Reader Trends 2014 Readership Trends File:2014 Readership Update, WMF Metrics Meeting, December.pdf
Reader Trends 2016 Readership Trends - Feb Metrics Meeting File:WMF Metrics & Activities Meeting February 2016.pdf (p.40) Metrics meeting overview of reader trends - Video
Reader Trends 2016 Readership Trends - Aug Metrics Meeting File:August 2016 Monthly Metrics Meeting.pdf (p. 13) Metrics meeting overview of reader trends - Video
Reader Trends Reader Strategy Reading/Strategy/Strategy Process
Editing Trends Editing Metrics Editing/Metrics Editing hub of metric work and explinations
Editing Trends Content contributors Research:WMF Strategy document: Research about contributors Some on meta already (what we know page). Good overview page on contributors, includes paragraph on motivation with links (better than one study)
Editing Trends 2016 Editing Trends - Jul Metrics Meeting File:WMF Metrics & Activities Meeting July 2016.pdf (p. 19) Metrics meeting overview of reader trends - Video
Editing Trends 2016 Editing Trends - q4 Quarterly Review File:Editing department – Quarterly Review slide deck, 2015–16 Q4.pdf (p. 2) Quarterly Review for Editing - FY 2015-16 Q4, metrics section. Transcript available -
Editing Trends What drives people to contribute to Wikipedia? Experiment suggests reciprocity and social image motivations Research:Newsletter/2013/November#What drives people to contribute to Wikipedia? Experiment suggests reciprocity and social image motivations This is one research paper of many... Research both from internal and external sources
New Readers New Readers Hub New Readers Hub for all work on New Readers
New Readers New Readers - Metrics Presentation WMF Metrics and Activities Meeting - August 2016 Video of the research
New Readers New Readers Research Project Spring 2016
Wikimedia Foundation and Reboot New Readers Research - Nigeria & India Highlights - July 2016.pdf
Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation and Reboot New Readers Research, undertaken in Nigeria and India in May 2016 and June 2016 respectively.
New Readers New Readers Research Project - Mexico Reading/Mexico Readers Research Mexico Research summary
New Readers New Readers Priorities New Readers/Priorities
New Readers GSMA Mobile Economy 2016 GSMA Mobile Economy 2016 Mobile Internet penetration will grow from 28% to 45% in "developing countries" from 2014 to 2020 (GSM Report), which is an increase of 700 million potential readers and editors (1.55 billion now; 2.25 billion in 2020) compared to 600 million total today in highly developed countries.
New Readers Global South User Survey 2014 Research:Global South User Survey 2014
New Readers WMF's New Global South Strategy presented at Wikimania, focused on editing (2013) File:WMF's New Global South Strategy.pdf
New Readers What we know about New Readers in India File:What we know about New Readers in India -- Wikiconference India 2016.pdf Presentation at Wikiconference India 2016. Presentation developed by Anne Gomez, Abbey Ripstra, Joe Sutherland, Dan Foy, and Zachary McCune.
New Readers Education program initiatives (ongoing)
New Readers Design Research for Inclusive Technology Design Research for Inclusive Technology Reboot version

Industry knowledge[edit]

Knowledge Market Analysis - Wikipedia Wikimedia market analysis
Knowledge Broad look at Wikipedia Content scope our place in the knowledge sphere
Big syndicators
Small syndicators
Future tech/net Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption
Knowledge graphs
Open source
Govt policy China Category:China Task Force Includes censorship research
Mobile Trends 2016 Internet Trends Report Internet trends 2016
Mobile Trends Five global trends shaping mobile connectivity Global mobile consumer trends: First edition
Mobile Trends Mobile is eating the world Presentation: Mobile is eating the world why mobile matters, where it is and how it changes everything from cars to productivity to search.
Technology VR/AR How augmented reality and virtual reality will generate $150 billion in revenue by 2020
Technology Video Inside Backstage: YouTube’s plan to bring photos, polls, and text to the video service
Technology Digital Skills Observatory Digital Skills Observatory Studying the impact of digital skills on people, smartphones, and digital financial services.
Technology Studying the Global Web Studying the Global Web Across the world, technology is used by many kinds of people, in very different circumstances, and for a variety of purposes.
Offline Facebook is testing offline video to drive usage Facebook is testing offline video to drive usage
Offline Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products The products are first available in India, to address the country’s problems with flaky internet connections
Other ?? Older Wikipedia Strategy Wikimedia-pedia
Other ?? 2014 strengths, opportunities and threats Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round2/Wikimedia Foundation/Proposal form#Upcoming year's annual plan: strengths, opportunities and threats
Other ?? SWOT Analysis 2006 SWOT analysis from Board of Trustees retreat, October 2006

Other possible inputs[edit]

This list is a ongoing brain storm of potential reports or “inputs” into the movement strategy process.  The goal here is to deepen the level of discussion that takes place during the tracks. Let’s build this list and then discuss which ones we want to do in-person/hangout.

Should be an analysis or report that someone can read in ten minutes and gives person basic understanding of the topic. Max five pages and using common language - avoids technical jargon and deep analysis.

We will post all reports on meta and encourage community members to also contribute reports and/or add to the reports we share.

Consider which resources should be translated as a priority, perhaps pending initial community interest

  • 2030 Report: demographic data for the world in 2030. Done!
  • An analysis of how we are doing on the reaching every single person part of the mission through an economic lens.  Maybe looking at # of edits, # of pageviews, money raised, and money granted according to the World Bank’s four categories for country income (High, upper-middle, lower-middle, low). Suggester: Lisa
  • Content Analysis of different language Wikipedias (percentage of pop culture articles, hard science, etc.) Suggester: Asaf
  • A look at the sister projects and why they have not taken off.  An analysis of the field related to them.  Who else might be doing these things too?  Is there still a need for some of the projects?  Are other actors meeting the need? (e.g. https://en.wikitolearn.org) Suggester: Asaf +1
  • An Analysis of the OER space: Who is doing what and are there any voids that we should be trying to fill? Note: There might already be a report covering most of this (Hewlett or Creative Commons) Suggester: Lisa, +1+1 (related to previous item)
  • Breakdown of movement affiliates: how many, what types, differences between types, if differences are working, budget breakdown of affiliates, staffing breakdown, and activity results overview. Suggester: Greg V
  • High level report on what we have learned so far about New Readers (Design research + phone surveys portions). Suggester: Adele
  • Gender-focused reports, e.g. Inspire Campaign Report on Gender Gap in our movement and attempts to address it. Suggester: Katy
  • Anti-harassment work. What we know, how we are planning to address it, etc. Suggester: Adele  +1, +1
  • Analysis of language use in the projects. Who contributes in their mother tongue, who doesn’t, if they don’t, where do they contribute? As an aside: who speaks more than one language, how much of our “active population” are we reaching when we communicate in English or in some of the major languages? Suggester: Delphine
  • Analyze what kind of offline activities do happen, how they’re directly or indirectly related to online activity/activities. (So direct impact on the project vs potential or indirect impact) Suggester: Delphine

Unsorted links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/02/27/wikipedia-teahouse-celebrates-its-first-birthday/