Thursday, 5 February 2015

Who links to Wikipedia?

Dr Gianluca Demartini, Lecturer in Data Science at the Information School, has conducted research into the structure of links that point to Wikipedia pages from external websites.  The analysis specifically looked at which top-level domains dominate the link volume for each Wikipedia language.

The project's key findings included the English Wikipedia being the most popular Wikipedia according to the number of links that it receives from external websites and websites under blogspot.com contributing many links to Wikipedia. 

Full details of the research can be found on the Wikimedia blog.   

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