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Submissions/A living survey of interest and opinions

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
A Living survey of public interest and opinion
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Rob Beasley
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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikipedia has the potential to demonstrate public interest (and potentially opinions) by display a summary of visitors to a topic. Basic demographics such as topic visitors by nationality, age, sex creates a living survey of public interest at a point in time. If you add the ability to store opinion unobtrusively you cultivate expression and foster democracy. Commercially, these statistics may have a value that could help meet the costs of running the Wikipedia site.
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted? Yes
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