Wikipedia has released a data set of clickstream data for January 2015. A clickstream is the path a user requests to get to a desired web page or article by using a referer—clicking on a link or performing a search. The dataset contains 22 million referer-article pairs from the English language, desktop version of Wikipedia—just a sample of the 4 billion total requests made in January. Clickstream data is a valuable analytical tool as it can determine things like the most popular links in a web page and how users navigate through a website.
Wikipedia Releases Clickstream Data
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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