Very interesting, I hope legal reads this.  And I hope comms figures out a way to counter-act the public opinion that Wikipedia traffic is monitored by the government.  Ops goes to such lengths to make sure that's not possible, they should get credit for that (and apparently the blog posts about the https switch are not enough).

On a technical note: we should revisit the idea of backfilling old data into AQS so people can do this type of research project on top of the pageview API, now that stats.grok is completely down.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:59 PM, Lodewijk <> wrote:
For the record/archive: The link is but the tool is no longer maintained, it seems (internal server error when entering an article name). 

Interesting nonetheless.


2017-01-18 18:56 GMT+01:00 Leila Zia <>:
+ Juliet, as this is something Communications may want to follow up given that is not maintained by a Wikimedia Foundation member.

Thanks for sharing this.


Leila Zia
Senior Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Andrew Otto <> wrote:
Saw this on reddit:

From the paper:

"This case study uses data on English language Wikipedia article view counts from the online service, a portal maintained by a Wikimedia Foundation member. This portal provides access to a range of Wikipedia analytics, stats, and data.86 In particular, the portal aggregates Wikipedia article view data on a daily and monthly basis.87 This data at has been used in a range of research, including studies involving market trends, health information access, and social-political change.88”

Just thought it might be of interest, especially considering WMF’s NSA lawsuit.


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