If you sometimes edit citation-heavy pages on Meta-Wiki (for example when you
document your projects in the Research: namespace), you might be interested in
knowing that you can now automatically format your citations with Citoid.
Citoid is a tool based on Zotero and integrated with the visual editor on
Wikimedia wikis. It allows you to automatically retrieve metadata about a
citation using its DOI or URI, and automatically format and insert that
information using the standard citation templates from Wikipedia.
Citoid has been in use on several Wikipedia wikis for a while, but it wasn't
set up to work on Meta. Given that Meta hosts a lot of research documentation,
I decided to configure it as well (mostly for my own convenience, but it
benefits everyone :)
You can refer to Wikipedia's user guide to see screenshots of Citoid:
(To learn more about Citoid itself and how it works behind the scenes, see
Citoid works with the visual editor, which you can enable in your user
preferences if you haven't already. In your beta options:
click on "Visual editing" and then save your preferences.
If you have an account on Meta and have enabled visual editing, you can test
Citoid in your personal sandbox:
In the visual editor, click the "Cite" button in the toolbar. Try to add, for
and watch as they become complete citations, fully formatted with the
I have also taken this opportunity to update the main citation templates on
Meta (cite journal, cite book, etc.) with their most recent version from the
English Wikipedia, using the latest Lua modules. I haven't imported all of
Wikipedia's citation templates, only the most common. Feel free to reach out
to me off-list and/or on-wiki if you want me to import another one.
As always, feel free to drop by in the #wikimedia-research channel on Freenode
IRC if you notice a problem. (And you're welcome to stay once you get there!
We're a welcoming bunch.)
(As a side note, if there is someone familiar with Semantic MediaWiki around,
I'd love to see if we can couple it with Citoid, in order to match their
fields. This would make it much easier to add new entries to WikiPapers, simply
by entering their DOI/URI.)
Apologies for cross-postings.
Please help us share this CfP via your online and offline social networks!
Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Director, Social Media Lab
Ryerson University, Canada
Lab: http://SocialMediaLab.ca | Twitter: @gruzd
2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WHEN: July 11-13, 2016
WHERE: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Dec 4, 2015: Workshops/Tutorials/Panels
Jan 15, 2016: Full & WIP Papers
Mar 4, 2016: Poster Abstracts
Conference website: http://socialmediaandsociety.org
Data, data everywhere. With faster computers and cheaper storage, bigger
data sets are becoming abundant. Social media is a key source of big data in
the form of user and system generated content. What do we do with all of the
social data and how do we make sense of it? How does the use of social media
platforms and the data that they generate change us, our organizations, and
our society? What are the inherent challenges and issues associated with
working with social media data? What obligations do we have as social media
researchers to protect the privacy of the users? These are just a few
questions that will be explored at the 2016 International Conference on
Social Media & Society (#SMSociety).
Now, in its 7th year, the conference is an interdisciplinary academic
conference focusing exclusively on social media research. The conference
brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry
who are interested in studying and understanding social media impact and
implications on society. This year's conference offers an intensive
three-day program comprising of workshops, tutorials, paper presentations,
panel discussions, and posters covering wide-ranging topics related to
social media research.
PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES: Full papers presented at the conference will be
published in the Conference Proceedings by ACM International Conference
Proceeding Series (ICPS). Selected papers will also be invited to submit
their extended full papers to Special Issues of Big Data & Society (BD&S)
and American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) published by SAGE Publications.
ORGANIZER: Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson
HOSTS & CO-ORGANIZERS: Big Data & Society Journal (BD&S) and the Centre for
Creative & Social Technologies (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London,
TOPIC OF INTERESTS:
Social Media & Big Data
. Data Visualization
. Analytics & Data Mining
. Scalability Issues
. Data Curation
. Virality & Memes
. Big and Small Data
. Privacy, Surveillance, & Security
Social Media Impact on Society
. Public Administration
. Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
. Sharing Economy / Crowdsourcing
. Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
Theories & Methods
. Qualitative Approaches
. Quantitative Approaches
. Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
. Social Network Analysis
. Theoretical Models
Online / Offline Communities
. Case Studies of Online or Offline Communities
. Trust & Credibility
. Online Community Detection
. Measuring Influence
. Online Identity (Gender, Private Self/Public Self)
2016 #SMSociety Organizing Committee:
Anatoliy Gruzd & Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada
Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada
Dhiraj Murthy & Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2016 #SMSociety Conference Advisor:
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada
Thanks for forwarding that post, which has passages that are relevant to
discussions about volunteer motivation and positive reinforcement. The only
significant downside that I see to the system described in the post is that
this all-volunteer model relies on a leader to give up a huge chunk of time
that's well beyond what's reasonable for most people to give. Except for
that point, this system makes sense to me and we could design some
adaptations for Wikipedia that are based on this advice.
On Oct 12, 2015 6:08 PM, "Joseph Fox" <josephfoxwiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hera is an awesome person. So happy to see her doing well!
> On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at 22:56 Richard Symonds <
> richard.symonds(a)wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:
> > All,
> > I thought it would be helpful to share with you all this blog post from a
> > key volunteer at Wikimania 2014, who has gone on to launch a domestic
> > violence charity on a shoestring budget.
> > It explains how she went about it, what their workflows are, how they
> > attract and keep volunteers, how they use open licensing to make a real
> > difference in a non-open-movement group. I've already got some great new
> > ideas from it, and it has ideas that could help all of us, from the WMF
> > WMIE.
> > Key reading, I think, for those who have even a small group of Wikimedia
> > volunteers and no budget!
> > It's at
> > Richard Symonds
> > Wikimedia UK
> > 0207 065 0992
> > Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and
> > Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered
> > Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A
> > United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia
> > movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who
> > operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects).
> > *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control
> > over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.*
> > _______________________________________________
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Do we have the pagecounts data since 2007 at WMF on HDFS?
I mean this data:
I could find this:
but it the data spans only about 2 years, not the entire time since 2007.
Hi, you may have read
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassel_Khartabil and focusing on one of
his projects, building free 3D models of Palmyra, before he was
detained. Bassel also did outreach for free/open projects throughout the
region and dreamed of projects to increase the number and quality of
articles on Arabic Wikipedia. But he is in prison, now taken to an
unknown location. :(
Bassel's friend and advocate Jon Phillips (not on this list but cc'd) is
looking to talk to people who are actually engaged in efforts to grow
the Arabic Wikipedia community and articles, I believe in order to show
the kind of work Bassel would have been doing and that the world has
lost, and to be supportive of others carrying on that work.
If anyone has such contacts who would be willing to talk to Jon, feel
free to reply on- or offlist as appropriate.
This seemed to be the most appropriate list for me to ask on because it
is one of a few wikimedia ones that I'm on :) and because I figure that
best such efforts will be paired with research. I did look at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Projects -- I see lots of
papers doing some kind of semantic analysis of Arabic Wikipedia, one
study of the Arab spring
and a master's thesis that seems to be unavailable
-- the best lead might be
which looks broad but potentially very relevant. Have I missed anything
obvious, or non-obvious because too new/ongoing?
Another question, mostly out of (idle, but this seems like a good time
to ask) personal curiosity: is there a line of research about movements
that looks at responses to movement members in distress, perhaps in
order to characterize level of solidarity, maturity, or some other
feature of movement, or to map connections between movements? Or
concerning how vulnerable movement members are to various forms of
persecution, perhaps in order to characterize where movement operates
with regard to law and norms of society? I figure there must be but my
super naive searches haven't turned up anything.
I'm curious because I wonder how free/libre/open/wiki movements compare
to other movements and member vulnerability/responses to member distress
seem like a potential thing to compare, and I notice how Bassel, who had
'weak ties' to a whole bunch of open movements (and 'strong ties' to
Creative Commons) has gotten a fair amount of support from ... a whole
bunch (which is good of course).
Thanks for reading.
This is my first time posing on this list, I'm sorry if it is perhaps a
little off topic. I'm currently Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO and plan
to run an online collaboration, a little bit like a short term Wikiproject
with two main goals:
- Help organise reuse of UNESCO content on Wikimedia projects (UNESCO
has released content under an open license and will do more shortly).
- Help improve content on Wikimedia of the subjects of UNESCO programmes
e.g the World Heritage Sites.
I have been planning ways that I can use tools to:
- Organise work for contributors across all languages
- Provide contributors feedback on their contributions (e.g page views
for all contributions combined)
- Measure success of the project.
I've been doing this on wiki here
In short I'm finding it very hard to find the tools needed, I have found
less than a third of what I think would be helpful but found others that
may be tangentially useful which I've added in.
Any help would be appreciate, please feel free to comment here, on the talk
page or just add tools to the fields