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Sentence level editingEdit

Hi. When I was at the hackathon, I was talking to someone about people making small contributions from mobile (Gamification type things). I think it might of been you I was talking to, but I can't for sure remember who it was (So if it wasn't you, feel free to ignore this). Anyways, at the time I was trying to remember the tool someone made years ago to do sentence level editing as it was relavent to the conversation, and I couldn't remember who it was. Anyways, I found it, it is http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/wikitech/205322 . Hopefully that link might be of interest to you (And if its not, please ignore me). Cheers, Bawolff (talk) 06:04, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Information BubbleEdit

Hi, Are You aware of the concept of en:Filter bubble? --Manorainjan (talk) 20:46, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

(I assume you're referring to our new Explore feed that features customized reading recommendations for the user)... We absolutely try to be conscious of creating a possible filter bubble for the user. First, it's important to note that the Explore feed is a very new feature, much of it in the experimental stages, and designed to help us learn more about our users and what kind of content they are most interested in consuming. So far, I don't believe that we're creating a filter bubble. It's true that we show reading suggestions based on articles that the user has read previously, however we also show suggestions of trending articles (based on view count), which is an objective measurement, and we also show "news" and "featured" articles, which are pulled from the Main Page of Wikipedia, and are edited by the community. In any case, thanks for raising the point, and we'll certainly continue to keep it in mind as our Explore features evolve. DBrant (WMF) (talk) 15:55, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
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