I will give a guest talk today at University of Macau on the topic of new media monitoring and data analytics based on Wikipedia as a website.
How has Wikipedia engaged the world? New media monitoring and data analytics
- Date: 01/04/2015
- Time: 14:00-15:00
- Venue: E21-2001, University of Macau
As one of the largest websites in the world, Wikipedia needs to engage the world for editors, readers and donations. Research on its successes and challenges in doing so can provide valuable and critical knowledge on new media monitoring and data analytics.
Based on the findings collected from Chinese-language search engine result pages, microblog posts in Sina Weibo and Twitter, and the global editing and viewing traffic reports released by Wikimedia Foundation, this talk discusses the possibilities and the need for open dashboards for real-time monitoring of geolinguistic dynamics on Wikipedia. It presents few pilot data and visualization projects that allow us to evaluate and compare the current status regarding how Wikipedia has engaged different groups of the Internet users in the “New Internet World”. Implications of the role of Wikimedia Foundation as the platform and the role of knowledge producers to use Wikipedia as public engagement tool are also discussed.
About the Speaker:
About to graduate from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in July 2015, Han-Teng Liao is research professional with more than fifteen years of combined information science, media/communication and open source/open data/open research working experience. His research focus has been on user-generated data, social network analysis, Web analytics (webometrics), Wikipedia Research, Chinese Internet Research and integrated research designs (both qualitative and quantitative).
Liao worked as Yahoo! Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. He was Summer Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin) and Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica (Taiwan). He holds an MSc in Computer Science, an MA in Journalism, a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, all from the National Taiwan University.
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