I lead platform work
<https://github.com/creativecommons/platform-initiative> at Creative
Commons. As part of that work, we are exploring the potential of a standard
field in EXIF that could make attribution and license info more sticky
across the web. We are currently in the research phase -- talking to major
image hosting platforms (and platforms that read and ingest images) about
what kinds of image metadata they read and retain. Zhou and his engineering
team at Wikimedia directed me to this list as I am seeking feedback from
the Wikimedia community.
Ultimately, we want to make it easier for platforms to display provenance
and license info -- increase the likelihood that when a user lands on an
image, they know who created it and what license to use it under. For
example, images from Wikimedia Commons may get tweeted, but the image
metadata is not retained in tweets. How can we work with platforms to use
the same metadata standard so that info can be retained across them?
Since we are just in the research phase now, I welcome your thoughts on
Wikimedia Commons' and Wikipedia's own uses of image metadata. Specifically:
1. The most common image metadata standards we know about are EXIF and
XMP. Which does Wikimedia primarily read and retain? Are there others that
are more widely used?
2. Which standard does Wikimedia prefer? What would be easiest to
implement? for Wikimedia, but also for the platforms that Wikimedia
interfaces with. Aka, what are the pros and cons of each?
Lastly, welcome any general thoughts about the feasibility and need for
such a project.
Creative Commons | Los Angeles
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We have some preliminary numbers and graphs for Commons, English
Wikipedia, and German Wikipedia on the following:
* Uploads per month
* Unique uploaders per month
* New uploaders per month
* Cross-wiki uploads per month (currently wonky, patch in to fix it)
* UploadWizard uploads per month (based on categories, might be flawed)
You can find the graphs here:
The raw numbers are available, if you're into it:
These numbers will automatically update each month, and we have
historical data as far back as is necessary (but feel free to disagree
with that assessment).
* Uploaders by tool per month (i.e. people using UW, CWU, etc.)
* New uploaders by tool per month
Numbers I want but haven't totally sussed out how to find (but I'm close!):
* Number of pages with images per month
* Number of images on pages per month
All of those numbers and graphs will show up in the same places (see
links above) and will also be updated automatically, so we never have to
think about implementing metrics ever again.
If you want to mess up my code, you can try to do so in the
analytics/limn-multimedia-data repository on gerrit, and the
configurations for Dashiki are here:
Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, complaints, or
praise for these efforts - I'm available on- or off-list, on
Phabricator, or on IRC in the #wikimedia-multimedia channel as always :)
And, side plug, the wonderful Analytics humans who brought you the
reportupdater and Dashiki tools can be found on the analytics list (one
of the addressees of this message) or in #wikimedia-analytics.
Thanks everyone, here's to more great numbers this year!
Lead Engineer, Multimedia
Are there any significant interface or capability changes planned in the
near future for the Commons upload wizard? The reason that I ask is that I
plan to demonstrate the use of the wizard in my IEG-funded educational
and I would like to future-proof the content to the extent that it's
possible to do so.
For those who may be interested in interactive visualizations.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] New tutorial for interactive graphics on Wiki
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I've played with this more, and I like how it works. I can imagine people
using this map with other data sets like HDI, GDP per capita, inflation,
Wikipedia readership, and WMF fundraising (:
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:13 AM, Szymon Grabarczuk <tar.locesilion(a)gmail.com
> Great! now, I think it should be marked for translation.
> On 31 December 2015 at 08:38, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > The tutorial looks nice! I will take a look when I am less distracted by
> > finance reports. Thank you for working on this.
> > Pine
> > On Dec 30, 2015 22:37, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yastrakhan(a)wikimedia.org>
> > > I just finished writing a tutorial on how to build interactive Vega
> > graphs
> > > for Wikipedia. And yes, we could build video games this way too :)
> > >
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