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[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

jmh649
Hey All

I would like to share the following:

“Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."

I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)

I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.

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The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

Jens Best
Hi James,

thanks for sharing.

This shows exemplary the success of Wikipedia for being a trusted spot for
information. It also shows its growing responsibilities. News like this are
encouraging on so many levels.

Best regards

Jens Best
Am 04.12.2014 15:34 schrieb "James Heilman" <[hidden email]>:

> Hey All
>
> I would like to share the following:
>
> “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
> Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
>
> I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
>
> I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
> dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
> of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
> a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
>
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
>
> The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

rupert THURNER-2
Excellent,  James!
On Dec 4, 2014 3:43 PM, "Jens Best" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi James,
>
> thanks for sharing.
>
> This shows exemplary the success of Wikipedia for being a trusted spot for
> information. It also shows its growing responsibilities. News like this are
> encouraging on so many levels.
>
> Best regards
>
> Jens Best
> Am 04.12.2014 15:34 schrieb "James Heilman" <[hidden email]>:
>
> > Hey All
> >
> > I would like to share the following:
> >
> > “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information
> about
> > Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> > information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> > either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> > Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> > include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
> >
> > I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> > Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> > submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> > course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
> >
> > I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> > organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the
> many
> > dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> > Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the
> University
> > of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> > is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> > Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia
> as
> > a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
> >
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> >
> > The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> > www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
> > _______________________________________________
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

Thyge
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What a positive and encouraging information. Thanks a lot, James Heilman!

Regards,
Thyge



2014-12-04 15:34 GMT+01:00 James Heilman <[hidden email]>:

> Hey All
>
> I would like to share the following:
>
> “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
> Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
>
> I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
>
> I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
> dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
> of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
> a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
>
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
>
> The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Ebola

Anna Stillwell
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This is great, James. Given this and the comment Jimmy made on stage about
Wikipedia becoming slightly more trusted in news than the BBC... I would
say we are becoming one of the more trusted sources of serious
subject-matter news.

Way to go! Let me know where you end up submitting. Would love to read the
article.
/a

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hey All
>
> I would like to share the following:
>
> “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
> Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
>
> I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
>
> I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
> dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
> of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
> a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
>
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
>
> The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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does art, but because science and art are equal expressions of his
marvelous plasticity of mind." - Jacob Bronowski
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Gerard Meijssen-3
Hoi,
If I may I would love to blog about this :)
Thanks,
     GerardM

http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com

On 4 December 2014 at 18:10, Anna Stillwell <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> This is great, James. Given this and the comment Jimmy made on stage about
> Wikipedia becoming slightly more trusted in news than the BBC... I would
> say we are becoming one of the more trusted sources of serious
> subject-matter news.
>
> Way to go! Let me know where you end up submitting. Would love to read the
> article.
> /a
>
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hey All
> >
> > I would like to share the following:
> >
> > “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information
> about
> > Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> > information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> > either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> > Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> > include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
> >
> > I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> > Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> > submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> > course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
> >
> > I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> > organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the
> many
> > dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> > Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the
> University
> > of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> > is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> > Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia
> as
> > a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
> >
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> >
> > The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> > www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
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>
>
>
>
> --
> Anna Stillwell
> Senior Learning and Org Dev Lead
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 415.806.1536
> *www.wikimediafoundation.org <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>*
>
> "Man is unique not because he does science, and he is unique not because he
> does art, but because science and art are equal expressions of his
> marvelous plasticity of mind." - Jacob Bronowski
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Bronowski>
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