Opal performance against Team GB, and Wikipedia views and edits on the day
Want some interesting, garbage, meaningless statistics? One of my favourite questions with social media is: Does performance success translate into views and interest? I’ve seen some data which supports this theory. To look at this today, I found the game statistics for the Opals vs Team GB game played Saturday night in the UK, Sunday morning in Australia. I then got the daily Wikipedia page views and total number of editors, compiled at UTC +10 around noon, for every article about a member of the Opals squad on Wikipedia. Data below.
|L. HODGES||Did not play||204||0|
Yay! Australia won. Lauren Jackson didn’t play the most minutes but she did score the most points. Cambage’s stats are good but not particularly impressive in the game: She played 10 minutes, had 2 rebounds, scored 5 points while picking up three personal fouls. All very interesting…
But useless stats. What is the correlation between this performance and Wikipedia related metrics?
|Correlation||Wikipedia page views||Edits|
And here things do look a bit interesting. Most categories have no very meaningful correlation… though oddly, we do have one meaningful correlation between the number of steals and the number of edits to an article. This is the most meaningful correlation. Otherwise, page views and edits seems to correlate between points made. Perhaps, this metric suggests interest but more data really is needed to see if this will hold true through out the Olympics.