Wikipedia and the Paralympics

In late August this year I wrote in The Conversation about the HoPAU Project and the use of Wikipedia to share information about Paralympic athletes and teams.

This is my fourth post on Clyde Street to follow up on The Conversation post.

Following the London Paralympics (1 September)

Wikinews and Wikipedia at the London Paralympics (4 September)

Paralympic Conversations (11 September)

Team members from the HoPAU Project have shared some of the work undertaken during the Games.

Greg Blood notes that all the following pages have been updated:

All Australian medallists at the London Games have had their Wikipedia entries updated to include their medals.

Laura Hale discovered that Athlete Classification pages on Wikipedia received significant interest. For example, T37 and T38 had approximately 100,000 views.

Graham Pearce points out that the actual total number of views on Wikipedia may not be know as there was a problem with Wikipedia statistics from 3 to 10 September.

Notwithstanding the data difficulties, these were the kinds of views two athletes and a team received towards the end of the Games:

Jacqueline Freney

Matt Cowdrey:

The Steelers Wheelchair Rugby team:

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