This thread is pretty old, and what I'm going to say is hardly
research worthy, but I thought I'd mention that I recently made the
wikistream background image change based on uploads to the Wikimedia
Commons :-)

If you try it out you might have to wait for a moment for a Commons
upload to trigger the background to change from the default white.


On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Jodi Schneider <> wrote:
> The trending articles are really nice, Ed! It would be nice to add tooltips
> for the bot/person/(whatever the red things are) icons; those icon-based
> filters are a nice addition!
> -Jodi
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Ed Summers <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just a quick heads up to let you know I added some statistics
>> gathering to for displaying "trending"
>> articles. Trending articles are just articles ranked by how many times
>> they were edited in the current hour or day (relative to GMT). I added
>> similar stats for editors and bots. Since I just deployed the code,
>> the numbers for today aren't complete, but they should be going
>> forward.
>> I wanted to store the stats from the past hour and past 24 hours using
>> a rolling window. But this proved trickier (for me) to do w/ the Redis
>> backend that I was already using for streaming the updates (pub/sub).
>> It should be possible, but I thought I would make a start, and see if
>> it was worth the extra effort. Let me know what you think, if anything
>> comes to mind.
>> //Ed
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