The Explore feed in Android and iOS(?) currently displays the top read articles from yesterday. There is a proposal (T140102) to replace and/or supplement this feed with articles that have seen a recent uptick in edits ( trending articles ) because this feed is updated in real time, and is less likely to contain stale recommendations.
This study will inform this proposal by attempting to answer the following questions:
- overall, do people prefer lists that are based on recent page views, or recent edits?
- which list contains more articles around topics that people are familiar with from external news sources?
- do people perceive a difference in recency/up-to-dateness between the two sources of recommendations?
- are any of the factors above mediated by time of day, country of origin, level of Wikipedia use, or daily news consumption?
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