Cyclic behaviour and circadian patterns emerging from the editing activity of Wikipedia are hereby considered. Such patterns affect many human activities, mobility routes, energy storage and synchronization, among others. Because the editing of Wikipedia is the result of a voluntary process made by many independent human beings, the question about the signature of such circadian patterns on such data is not straightforward. We however show in this work that Wikipedia editing presents well defined periodic patterns with respect to daily, weekly and monthly activity. In addition, we also show the periodic nature of the number of inter-event in time. The results of our work shed some light on the activity scheduling present in our society, contributing to the circadian patterns understanding.
|Title of host publication||Complex Networks VII|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2016|
|Editors||Hocine Cherifi, Bruno Gonçalves, Ronaldo Menezes , Roberta Sinatra|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Mar 2016|
|Name||Studies in Computational Intelligence|
Gandica Lopez, Y. C., Lambiotte, R., Carletti, T., Sampaio Dos Aidos, F., & Carvalho, J. (2016). Circadian Patterns on Wikipedia Edits. In H. Cherifi, B. Gonçalves, R. Menezes , & R. Sinatra (Eds.), Complex Networks VII: Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2016 (Part VII ed., Vol. 644, pp. 293-300). (Studies in Computational Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30569-1_22