New book: The Digital Potlatch

September 20, 2011

The Wikipedia Editor Survey 2011, published last April, emphasized the importance of explicit acknowledgement and recognition of effort among Wikipedia editors as an instrumental factor to sustaing and grow its community over the next years (page 4): Positive Reinforcement: Acknowledging the effort of editors is important to reverse the editor decline. It is a commonly […]


Wikipedia is not a place for promotion

January 24, 2011

Last week, one of the most popular questions asked by journalists, bloggers and other people reflecting on the 10 years of Wikipedia was: what are the main challenges for Wikipedia over the next 10 years? In my list of answers, I remarked conflicts around self-promotion in Wikipedia as one of the topics that will create […]


One for all, and all for one: 10 years of Wikipedia

January 15, 2011

Today, January 15, 2011, Wikipedia is turning 10. Probably, you have read, listened or watched the news and reminders about this landmark. Maybe, you have also read about important milestones in Wikipedia history, some of its bizarre facts and traits, as well as good wishes from many people. Finally (as usual), you can also find […]


Wikimania 2010 recap

July 22, 2010

OK, now it’s time for Wikimania 2010 summary. I’ve been thinking a lot on the best way to concentrate my thoughts in a short way. I think the best one is this: whenever I attend a conference/meeting, and I have real difficulties to decide which session to attend (because all of them are terrific) is […]


New research project with Wikimedia Deutschland

April 9, 2010

Today we have announced at Libresoft, the research group in which I work at University Rey Juan Carlos, a new research project sponsored by Wikimedia Deutschland, the German chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. The goal of the project will be to study, from a quantitative point of view, the impact of the flagged revisions extension […]


Reproducible research

March 20, 2010

As a resarcher focused on quantitative anlyses of on-line communities, I need to keep up-to-date on the field. I have to read papers and articles, written by other colleagues and scholars on related topics. I must search for new methods and algorithms to cut out execution times, and finish before the next deadline. I have […]