[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

I would like to share the following:

“Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)

I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.

-- 
James Heilman
MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread Jens Best
Hi James,

thanks for sharing.

This shows exemplary the success of Wikipedia for being a trusted spot for
information. It also shows its growing responsibilities. News like this are
encouraging on so many levels.

Best regards

Jens Best
Am 04.12.2014 15:34 schrieb James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com:

 Hey All

 I would like to share the following:

 “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
 Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
 information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
 either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
 Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
 include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

 I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
 Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
 submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
 course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)

 I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
 organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
 dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
 Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
 of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
 is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
 Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
 a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.

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 MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread rupert THURNER
Excellent,  James!
On Dec 4, 2014 3:43 PM, Jens Best jens.b...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Hi James,

 thanks for sharing.

 This shows exemplary the success of Wikipedia for being a trusted spot for
 information. It also shows its growing responsibilities. News like this are
 encouraging on so many levels.

 Best regards

 Jens Best
 Am 04.12.2014 15:34 schrieb James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com:

  Hey All
 
  I would like to share the following:
 
  “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information
 about
  Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
  information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
  either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
  Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
  include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
 
  I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
  Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
  submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
  course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
 
  I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
  organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the
 many
  dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
  Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the
 University
  of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
  is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
  Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia
 as
  a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
 
  --
  James Heilman
  MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
 
  The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
  www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread Thyge
What a positive and encouraging information. Thanks a lot, James Heilman!

Regards,
Thyge



2014-12-04 15:34 GMT+01:00 James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com:

 Hey All

 I would like to share the following:

 “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
 Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
 information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
 either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
 Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
 include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

 I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
 Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
 submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
 course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)

 I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
 organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
 dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
 Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
 of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
 is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
 Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
 a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread Anna Stillwell
This is great, James. Given this and the comment Jimmy made on stage about
Wikipedia becoming slightly more trusted in news than the BBC... I would
say we are becoming one of the more trusted sources of serious
subject-matter news.

Way to go! Let me know where you end up submitting. Would love to read the
article.
/a

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hey All

 I would like to share the following:

 “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
 Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
 information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
 either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
 Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
 include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

 I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
 Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
 submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
 course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)

 I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
 organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
 dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
 Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
 of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
 is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
 Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
 a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

2014-12-04 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
If I may I would love to blog about this :)
Thanks,
 GerardM

http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com

On 4 December 2014 at 18:10, Anna Stillwell astillw...@wikimedia.org
wrote:

 This is great, James. Given this and the comment Jimmy made on stage about
 Wikipedia becoming slightly more trusted in news than the BBC... I would
 say we are becoming one of the more trusted sources of serious
 subject-matter news.

 Way to go! Let me know where you end up submitting. Would love to read the
 article.
 /a

 On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

  Hey All
 
  I would like to share the following:
 
  “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information
 about
  Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
  information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
  either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
  Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
  include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
 
  I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
  Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
  submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
  course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
 
  I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
  organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the
 many
  dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
  Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the
 University
  of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
  is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
  Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia
 as
  a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
 
  --
  James Heilman
  MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
 
  The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
  www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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