Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours May 04, 2021

2021-05-04 Thread Martin Gerlach
Just a friendly reminder that Research Office Hours will take place later
today (in ~7 hours).
You can join the video-meeting via this link:
https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours
More information here:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

Best,
Martin

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 10:11 AM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on 2021-05-04 at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this link [2]. There is no set
> agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
> [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise you are
> welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g. about how to
> attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin on behalf of the WMF Research Team
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours May 04, 2021

2021-04-30 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on 2021-05-04 at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).

To participate, join the video-call via this link [2]. There is no set
agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
[3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise you are
welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g. about how to
attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin on behalf of the WMF Research Team

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours March 16, 2021

2021-03-16 Thread Martin Gerlach
just a friendly reminder, that research office hours will start in ~20
minutes.
Martin

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:50 AM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on 2021-03-16 at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/5pm CET).
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this link [2]. There is no set
> agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
> [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise you are
> welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g. about how to
> attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours March 16, 2021

2021-03-12 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on 2021-03-16 at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/5pm CET).

To participate, join the video-call via this link [2]. There is no set
agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
[3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise you are
welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g. about how to
attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] February 17, 2021: Censorship (of Wikipedia)

2021-02-17 Thread Martin Gerlach
Just a friendly reminder, that the research showcase on censorship will
take place later today at 17:00 UTC (9:00AM PST/18:00PM CET).
Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52wPt34rJc

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 7:21 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, February
> 17, at 9:00 AM PST/17:00 UTC (Note that this is 30 minutes earlier than the
> usual time).  This month’s showcase will be around the topic of censorship
> (of Wikipedia). In the first talk, Daniel Romero presents a study examining
> the effect of censorship on the collaborative behavior of editors. In the
> second talk, Margaret Roberts presents work on disaggregating the effects
> of censorship on proactive vs incidental consumption of information.
>
> Youtube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52wPt34rJc
>
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
> can also watch our past research showcases here:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase
>
>
> Talk 1:
>
> Speaker: Daniel Romero (University of Michigan)
>
> Title: Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese
> Wikipedia
>
> Abstract: Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular approach to
> organizing work across the globe. Being global also means being vulnerable
> to shocks – unforeseen events that disrupt crowds – that originate from any
> country. In this study, we examine changes in collaborative behavior of
> editors of Chinese Wikipedia that arise due to the 2005 government
> censorship in mainland China. Using the exogenous variation in the fraction
> of editors blocked across different articles due to the censorship, we
> examine the impact of reduction in group size, which we denote as the shock
> level, on three collaborative behavior measures: volume of activity,
> centralization, and conflict. We find that activity and conflict drop on
> articles that face a shock, whereas centralization increases. The impact of
> a shock on activity increases with shock level, whereas the impact on
> centralization and conflict is higher for moderate shock levels than for
> very small or very high shock levels. These findings provide support for
> threat rigidity theory – originally introduced in the organizational theory
> literature – in the context of large-scale collaborative crowds.
>
> Talk 2
>
> Speaker: Margaret Roberts (University of California San Diego)
>
> Title: Censorship's Effect on Incidental Exposure to Information:
> Evidence from Wikipedia
> Abstract: The fast-growing body of research on internet censorship has
> examined the effects of censoring selective pieces of political information
> and the unintended consequences of censorship of entertainment. However, we
> know very little about the broader consequences of coarse censorship or
> censorship that affects a large array of information such as an entire
> website or search engine. In this study, we use China’s complete block of
> Chinese language Wikipedia (zh.wikipedia.org) on May 19, 2015, to
> disaggregate the effects of coarse censorship on proactive consumption of
> information—information users seek out—and on incidental consumption of
> information—information users are not actively seeking but consume when
> they happen to come across it. We quantify the effects of censorship of
> Wikipedia not only on proactive information consumption but also on
> opportunities for exploration and incidental consumption of information. We
> find that users from mainland China were much more likely to consume
> information on Wikipedia about politics and history incidentally rather
> than proactively, suggesting that the effects of censorship on incidental
> information access may be politically significant.
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] February 17, 2021: Censorship (of Wikipedia)

2021-02-12 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, February 17,
at 9:00 AM PST/17:00 UTC (Note that this is 30 minutes earlier than the
usual time).  This month’s showcase will be around the topic of censorship
(of Wikipedia). In the first talk, Daniel Romero presents a study examining
the effect of censorship on the collaborative behavior of editors. In the
second talk, Margaret Roberts presents work on disaggregating the effects
of censorship on proactive vs incidental consumption of information.

Youtube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52wPt34rJc

As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
can also watch our past research showcases here:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase


Talk 1:

Speaker: Daniel Romero (University of Michigan)

Title: Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese
Wikipedia

Abstract: Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular approach to
organizing work across the globe. Being global also means being vulnerable
to shocks – unforeseen events that disrupt crowds – that originate from any
country. In this study, we examine changes in collaborative behavior of
editors of Chinese Wikipedia that arise due to the 2005 government
censorship in mainland China. Using the exogenous variation in the fraction
of editors blocked across different articles due to the censorship, we
examine the impact of reduction in group size, which we denote as the shock
level, on three collaborative behavior measures: volume of activity,
centralization, and conflict. We find that activity and conflict drop on
articles that face a shock, whereas centralization increases. The impact of
a shock on activity increases with shock level, whereas the impact on
centralization and conflict is higher for moderate shock levels than for
very small or very high shock levels. These findings provide support for
threat rigidity theory – originally introduced in the organizational theory
literature – in the context of large-scale collaborative crowds.

Talk 2

Speaker: Margaret Roberts (University of California San Diego)

Title: Censorship's Effect on Incidental Exposure to Information: Evidence
from Wikipedia
Abstract: The fast-growing body of research on internet censorship has
examined the effects of censoring selective pieces of political information
and the unintended consequences of censorship of entertainment. However, we
know very little about the broader consequences of coarse censorship or
censorship that affects a large array of information such as an entire
website or search engine. In this study, we use China’s complete block of
Chinese language Wikipedia (zh.wikipedia.org) on May 19, 2015, to
disaggregate the effects of coarse censorship on proactive consumption of
information—information users seek out—and on incidental consumption of
information—information users are not actively seeking but consume when
they happen to come across it. We quantify the effects of censorship of
Wikipedia not only on proactive information consumption but also on
opportunities for exploration and incidental consumption of information. We
find that users from mainland China were much more likely to consume
information on Wikipedia about politics and history incidentally rather
than proactively, suggesting that the effects of censorship on incidental
information access may be politically significant.


-- 
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Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours February 2, 2021

2021-02-02 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening later today at 17:00pm UTC (see
here for other timezones [1]). Join us if you want to discuss about
research. :)

We will also share some updates around our work on the taxonomy of
knowledge gaps: we just published a revised (second) version taking into
account community feedback [2].

Best,
Martin (WMF Research Team)


[1] https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1612285248
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Knowledge_Gaps_Index/Taxonomy

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 6:45 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours next week on 2021-02-02 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm
> CET).
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2].
> There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
> in the etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
> otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
> (e.g. about how to attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours February 2, 2021

2021-01-28 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours next week on 2021-02-02 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm
CET).

To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There
is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the
etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise
you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g.
about how to attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] January 20, 2021: Macro-level organizational analysis of peer production communities

2021-01-20 Thread Martin Gerlach
Just a reminder, that this will be starting in about 24 minutes.

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 6:01 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, January 20,
> at 9:30 AM PST/17:30 UTC.  In this month’s showcase, Aaron Shaw will
> present ongoing research illustrating the values and challenges of
> macro-level organizational analysis of peer production and social computing
> systems. Specifically, he will give an overview on different studies
> showing convergent trends of formalization in large Wikipedias; divergent
> editor engagement in small Wikipedias; and commensal patterns of ecological
> interdependence across communities.
>
> Youtube stream: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Wcc-TeaEY>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujd8S82YfmA
>
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
> can also watch our past research showcases here:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase
>
>
>
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase>*Speaker*:
> Aaron Shaw (Northwestern University)
> *Title*: The importance of thinking big. Convergence, divergence, and
> interdependence among wikis and peer production communities
> *Abstract*: Designing and governing collaborative, peer production
> communities can benefit from large-scale, macro-level thinking that focuses
> on communities as the units of analysis. For example, understanding how and
> why seemingly comparable communities may follow convergent, divergent,
> and/or interdependent patterns of behavior can inform more parsimonious
> theoretical and empirical insights as well as more effective strategic
> action. This talk gives a sneak peak at research-in-progress by members of
> the Community Data Science Collective <http://communitydata.science/> to
> illustrate these points. In particular, I focus on studies of (1)
> convergent trends of formalization in several large Wikipedias; (2)
> divergent editor engagement among three small Wikipedias; and (3) commensal
> patterns of ecological interdependence across communities. Together, the
> studies underscore the value and challenges of macro-level organizational
> analysis of peer production and social computing systems.
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] January 20, 2021: Macro-level organizational analysis of peer production communities

2021-01-19 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,
The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, January 20,
at 9:30 AM PST/17:30 UTC.  In this month’s showcase, Aaron Shaw will
present ongoing research illustrating the values and challenges of
macro-level organizational analysis of peer production and social computing
systems. Specifically, he will give an overview on different studies
showing convergent trends of formalization in large Wikipedias; divergent
editor engagement in small Wikipedias; and commensal patterns of ecological
interdependence across communities.

Youtube stream: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Wcc-TeaEY>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujd8S82YfmA

As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
can also watch our past research showcases here:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase



<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase>*Speaker*:
Aaron Shaw (Northwestern University)
*Title*: The importance of thinking big. Convergence, divergence, and
interdependence among wikis and peer production communities
*Abstract*: Designing and governing collaborative, peer production
communities can benefit from large-scale, macro-level thinking that focuses
on communities as the units of analysis. For example, understanding how and
why seemingly comparable communities may follow convergent, divergent,
and/or interdependent patterns of behavior can inform more parsimonious
theoretical and empirical insights as well as more effective strategic
action. This talk gives a sneak peak at research-in-progress by members of
the Community Data Science Collective <http://communitydata.science/> to
illustrate these points. In particular, I focus on studies of (1)
convergent trends of formalization in several large Wikipedias; (2)
divergent editor engagement among three small Wikipedias; and (3) commensal
patterns of ecological interdependence across communities. Together, the
studies underscore the value and challenges of macro-level organizational
analysis of peer production and social computing systems.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours December 1, 2020

2020-12-01 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening today - we will be starting in ~1
hour (5pm UTC). Join us if you want to discuss about research. :)


On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 12:11 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on 2020-12-01 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2].
> There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
> in the etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
> otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
> (e.g. about how to attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
>
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours December 1, 2020

2020-11-27 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on 2020-12-01 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).

To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There
is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the
etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise
you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g.
about how to attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours November 3, 2020

2020-11-03 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening today - we will be starting in ~1
hour (17:00pm UTC). Join us if you want to discuss about research. :)


On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:48 AM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on Tuesday, 2020-11-03 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2].
> There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
> in the etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
> otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
> (e.g. about how to attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
>
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours November 3, 2020

2020-10-30 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on Tuesday, 2020-11-03 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm CET).

To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There
is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the
etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise
you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g.
about how to attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Team Office hours October 13, 2020

2020-10-13 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening today - we will be starting in 1
hour (16:00pm UTC). Join us if you want to discuss about research. :)

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:28 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on 2020-10-13 at 16:00-17:00 PM UTC.
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2].
> There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
> in the etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
> otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
> (e.g. about how to attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Team Office hours October 13, 2020

2020-10-08 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on 2020-10-13 at 16:00-17:00 PM UTC.

To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There
is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the
etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise
you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g.
about how to attend) can be found here [4].

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html


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[Wikimedia-l] Upcoming WMF/Research-Team Office hours on September 1st, 2020

2020-08-28 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
Office hours on 2020-09-01 at 16.00-17.00 (UTC).

Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives (*).

To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There
is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the
etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.), otherwise
you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information (e.g.
about how to attend) can be found here [4].

Started in the beginning of 2020 as an experiment [5], after the first 6
editions we have evaluated the scope and format of the Research office
hours. In order to decrease barriers of accessibility and to facilitate
more direct interaction, we have switched the format from IRC to video
call. We will re-evaluate the current format at the end of the year. We
would also be glad to hear your feedback and/or comments.

(*) Some example cases we hope to be able to support you in:

   -

   You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
   should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
   know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
   For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
   in my wiki?
   -

   You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
   contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
   improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
   harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
   them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
   work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
   -

   You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
   does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
   if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
   institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
   more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
   Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
   of you interested more closely in this space.
   -

   You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [6].


Hope to see many of you,
Martin (WMF Research Team)

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

[5]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki-research-l/2019-December/007039.html

[6] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html


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[Wikimedia-l] New Office hours for WMF/Research starting in January 2020

2019-12-16 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all,

We, the Research team at Wikimedia Foundation, have received some requests
over the past months for making ourselves more available to answer some of
the research questions that you as Wikimedia volunteers, affiliates' staff,
and researchers face in your projects and initiatives. Starting January
2020, we will experiment with monthly office hours organized jointly by our
team and the Analytics team where you can join us and direct your questions
to us. We will revisit this experiment in June 2020 to assess whether to
continue it or not.

The scope

We encourage you to attend the office hour if you have research related
questions. These can be questions about our teams, our projects, or more
importantly questions about your projects or ideas that we can support you
with during the office hours. You can also ask us questions about how to
use a specific dataset available to you, to answer a question you have, or
some other question. Note that the purpose of the office hours is to answer
your questions during the dedicated time of the office hour. Questions that
may require many hours of back-and-forth between our team and you are not
suited for this forum. For these bigger questions, however, we are happy to
brainstorm with you in the office hour and point you to some good
directions to explore further on your own (and maybe come back in the next
office hour and ask more questions).

Time and Location

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month 17.00-18.00 (UTC) in
#wikimedia-research IRC channel on freenode [1].

The first meeting will be on January 22.

Up-to-date information on mediawiki [2]

Archiving

If you miss the office hour, you can read the logs of it at [3].

The future announcements about these office hours will only go to the
following lists so please make sure you're subscribed to them if you like
to receive a ping:

* wiki-research-l mailing list [4]

* analytics mailing list [5]

* wikidata mailing list [6]

* the Research category in Space [7]

on behalf of Research and Analytics at WMF,

Martin

[1] irc://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-research

[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

[3] https://wm-bot.wmflabs.org/logs/%23wikimedia-research/

[4] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wiki-research-l

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