Hi, My name is Emily Chen and I'm a Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California. I tried sending this email earlier before I had joined the mailer, so apologies if this email was sent out twice! I'm currently conducting research on collective attention decay in Wikipedia articles that are more heavily cited by other Wikipedia articles within the Wikipedia ecosystem. This work builds upon the observations made in Candia et al's paper on "The universal decay of collective memory and attention <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nature.com_articles_s41562-2D018-2D0474-2D5_&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=L28nNkR1PtjB2SmfWmCyJg&m=3zQGbMO5CmRLzz0FfWu7BXNsaJO9bff2gb1F5xG8EB8&s=tViSDkiMKEu9TZRabpoJ3dZ-BjHniCvK_5KtxIEVXts&e=>", and I have been using the number of page views articles receive as a proxy for attention.
>From what I can find, there is a maintained page view data set on dumps.wikipmedia.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dumps.wikipmedia.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=L28nNkR1PtjB2SmfWmCyJg&m=3zQGbMO5CmRLzz0FfWu7BXNsaJO9bff2gb1F5xG8EB8&s=UtOnWjAQWI4l2Mz9WGXCjzGTD1DyHmyToCBOcoipq3c&e=> that spans 2011-current, and statistics that Domas Mituzas began collecting from 2007 - 2016. This data seems to capture the gradual decay in an individual article's pageviews, but doesn't capture the initial growth of an article's page views. Would you happen to know if there are article page view statistics from the earlier years of Wikipedia (2001-2007) or if there are any general page view statistics from that time frame? Or would you happen to know who I could contact for such a dataset? It would be really interesting to study the temporal page view dynamics over Wikipedia's lifespan alongside my current work in collective attention. Thank you so much for your time! Best, Emily Chen -- Emily Chen (echen920 [at] usc [dot] edu) Ph.D. Student | Computer Science Viterbi School of Engineering & Information Sciences Institute University of Southern California
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