Just in time for the holidays, we're announcing the addition of Media
Requests to our metrics catalog. Over the last few months we've been
working on a dataset offering request numbers for every single image,
audio, video and document in the Wiki universe, since 2015.
This means we have 3 new metrics available in the Analytics Query Service:
- Media requests per referrer: e.g. how many images, audio, videos...
have been accessed from English Wikipedia in the last month? *73 billion
- Media requests per file: e.g. how many hits did this cool painting
get in November? The answer is 483,791 hits
- Top files by media requests: e.g. what was the most popular video
yesterday, December 22nd? Fred Rogers testifying before the Senate
Subcommittee on Communications
Fun! You can check out the top 1000 media files for any month or day, for
any media type.
Media requests is, in terms of absolute numbers, a huge dataset, so the per
file and top metrics are still being loaded with data all the way to 2015.
We expect this loading to finish in mid January.
You can read more about this in Wikitech
<https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Analytics/AQS/Mediarequests>. As usual
if you have any questions about the dataset or the new metrics please send
them our way here on the list or via Phabricator.
Francisco + the A team
*Francisco Dans (él, he, 彼)*
Software Engineer, Analytics Team
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