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What is popular on Wikipedia and why?
Abstract This paper analyzes which pages and topicsThis paper analyzes which pages and topics are the most popular on Wikipedia and why. For the period of September 2006 to January 2007, the 100 most visited Wikipedia pages in a month are identified and categorized in terms of the major topics of interest. The observed topics are compared with search behavior on the Web. Search queries, which are identical to the titles of the most popular Wikipedia pages, are submitted to major search engines and the positions of popular Wikipedia pages in the top 10 search results are determined. The presented data helps to explain how search engines, and Google in particular, fuel the growth and shape what is popular on Wikipedia.th and shape what is popular on Wikipedia.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments It was shown that 87 percent of the popular Wikipedia pages are in the top three result positions for Google, whereas this only the case for 72 percent of the pages if the Yahoo or MSN search engines are used.
Conclusion First, the tool WikiCharts was used to ideFirst, the tool WikiCharts was used to identify the 100 most visited Wikipedia pages in the months of September 2006 to January 2007. Second, the overlap between the five monthly “Top 100” lists was computed to establish how many pages are contained in all five lists, in four of the five lists and so on. Third, the popular Wikipedia pages were categorized to identify major topics of interest. More than 50 percent of the most visited Wikipedia pages are related to entertainment and sexuality, where the latter constitutes 30 percent of the pages that are highly visited in all five months. Fourth, it was shown that the popularity of Wikipedia pages is related to search behavior on the Web. Fifth, queries, which are identical to the titles of the popular Wikipedia pages, were submitted to major search engines and the position of the Wikipedia pages in the top 10 search results was determined. It was shown that 87 percent of the popular Wikipedia pages are in the top three result positions for Google, whereas this only the case for 72 percent of the pages if the Yahoo or MSN search engines are used. The presented data has helped to explain how search engines, and Google in particular, fuel Wikipedia’s growth and shape what is popular on Wikipedia — Google giveth, Google taketh. Wikipedia — Google giveth, Google taketh.
Data source Websites  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22What%2Bis%2Bpopular%2Bon%2BWikipedia%2Band%2Bwhy%3F%22  +
Has author Anselm Spoerri +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Ranking and popularity +
Issue 4  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in First Monday +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions This paper analyzes which pages and topicsThis paper analyzes which pages and topics are the most popular on Wikipedia and why. The goal of this paper is to identify the popular topics in Wikipedia, show how these topics are related to popular search queries and demonstrate that search engines tend to place popular Wikipedia pages in the top three result positions.a pages in the top three result positions.
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Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title What is popular on Wikipedia and why?
Unit of analysis Article  + , Subject  +
Url http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/1765%E5%AF%86  +
Volume 12  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:32:56  +
Categories Ranking and popularity  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:25  +
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