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RT @comdatasci
This new paper explains why one Wikipedia language edition engaged contributors more effectively than two others from neighboring states in India. The answer: Broader social and cultural context matters for online communities! blog.communitydata.science/how

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In February we ran our first Community Dialogue event! Read about how it went and how you can get involved in the future: blog.communitydata.science/not

@boud @communitydata I'm sure @groceryheist will share it as soon as the dissertation is officially filed/accepted (the defense often comes a few days/weeks ahead of this).

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Huge congratulations to @groceryheist
who just successfully defended his dissertation "Ecology of Online Communities" in @UWComm!

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New paper coming out at OpenSym 2021: Measuring Wikipedia Article Quality in One Continuous Dimension

Estimating the quality of Wikipedia articles is important task for both researchers and Wikipedia community members. I describe a new method that builds on the widely used ORES quality model and that improves on the techniques researches have used to incorporate measures of quality into their studies of Wikipedia in the past. More here: blog.communitydata.science/mea

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Why do people participate in small online communities? New paper from @sohwng and @jdfoote, forthcoming in @ACM_CSCW blog.communitydata.science/why

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If you missed the excellent research presentations by @kayleachampion and @altsalt at last week, a blog post (w/ videos) is up! blog.communitydata.science/com

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