1. Comparative "gender gaps"

    How do different language versions of Wikipedia fair with respect to the gender gap? (As was recently asked on the gendergap list.)

    My preliminary tabulation (of data from DaB via Brandon Harris) is below. It appears a lot of Russians gender declare. One of the odd things with the survey …

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  2. How many articles did Nupedia have?!?

    I was recently asked by a journalist -- doing the fact-checking quality journalism aspires to -- what was the basis for the claim that Nupedia had 24 completed articles when it crashed.

    "24 articles" is a frequently cited but rarely sourced factoid; I use this number myself in the book. However, it …

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  3. Wikipedia 10K redux: Top 20 contributors

    Here are the folks who appear to be the top 20 contributors to Wikipedia's first 10,000 edits. ('Josh Grosse' was combined with 'JoshuaGrosse', as well as 'Larry_Sanger' with 'LarrySanger'. The Internet addresses could also be one of the named people.)

          1724   TimShell
          1099   LarrySanger
          1035   JoshuaGrosse
           562   JimboWales
           434 …
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  4. Wikipedia 10K redux

    Sadly, for those of us interested in Wikipedia's history, much material has been lost. For example, I found that it was common for people involved in Wikipedia's founding to no longer have their e-mails from that period. (Public archives fared a little better, but not perfectly so, as seen in …

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