October 17, 2021

Wikimedia Formally Announces Launch of Wikistats 2, New Public Dashboard Offers Access to Statistics About Wikimedia Projects

From the Wikimedia Blog:

Wikistats 2 builds on the success of Wikistats, the project started more than 15 years ago by Erik Zachte. Wikistats has been the canonical source of statistics about the reach and impact of the Wikimedia movement for many years. It offered a quantitative mirror to the Wikimedia communities to reflect on their growth, gaps and strategic opportunities.

It also provided one of the earliest public data sources for the study of large-scale peer production communities, and as such has been cited nearly a thousand times in the literature.

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[Our emphasis] You may notice that the data that exists in Wikistats 2.0 is the same data that existed in Wikistats. For this alpha release, we decided to replicate the existing metrics. In doing so we had two goals in mind: We wanted to test this new dashboard against a time-proofed one, and we also wanted to provide existing Wikistats users with statistics that closely matched those they are familiar with. We succeeded relatively well at replicating the existing statistics.

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A brand new front-end has also been designed and built on top of the new API. The dashboard concentrates many information, providing an easy way to overlook any project at a glance. More details can be found in the three sections of the dashboard which are labeled ContributingReading and Content.

The Contributing section is about edits and editors, the Reading one about visited articles and unique-devices, and the Content contains article-level statistics.

Learn More About Wikistats 2 (with Examples and Screenshots)

Direct to  Wikistats 2

Direct to Wikistats 2 Documentation

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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