Submissions/Browsing categories by popularity
After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
- Submission no.
- Subject no.
- Title of the submission
Browsing categories by popularity
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- Country of origin
- E-mail address
- Personal homepage or blog
Many websites attempt to provide a compelling, dynamic portal to the Internet. The English Wikipedia now has close to a million categories containing 4.2 million articles. I demonstrate that sorting the contents of categories using traffic statistics creates an engaging and valuable experience that no other site can match.
- Detailed proposal
I have created a working demo in Mathematica.
The video is here (4 minutes, turn the volume up): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3QXwY-XR28
The source code is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wakebrdkid/Popular_category_browsing
If enough people want an option for this kind of browsing experience we could probably use the new Wikidata and Lua modules to provide the experience to everyone. I've found it to be a useful way to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of a given area. This method is more dynamic and covers many more areas than user written outlines.
- Technology and Infrastructure
- Length of presentation/talk
- 25 Minutes
- Language of presentation/talk
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
Video demonstration (4 minutes, turn the volume up): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3QXwY-XR28
Mathematica source code: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wakebrdkid/Popular_category_browsing
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