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How many classifications has everyone done?

Since the last time I gave an update the Citizen Scientists have added nearly 50,000 classifications. I say nearly, because we are at 293,591 classifications so just 6,409 shy of 300,000! Although the front page reports that the project is only 22% complete, we are much, much closer to having some key datasets finished and able to be analysed – see the previous post for more information. Even though we are 15 weeks after the launch of the project, around 10,000 images are still being classified every week  (11,430 last week, which is 1,600 per day). So, we should reach 300,000 towards the end of Monday…

Likewise, around 15 new people sign up and try BashTheBug every day, which is great.

Finally, I’ve written previously about how 20% of the Citizen Scientists do around 80% of the classifications with the top ten users doing a staggering 19% of classifications. Well, it is still true, but the top ten users have upped their games and are now doing 21% of all the classifications with one user having done 11,892 classifications all by themselves!


By Philip Fowler

Philip W Fowler is a computational biophysicist studying antimicrobial resistance working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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