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What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that shorter copyright terms make it possible for more people to create and share free knowledge.

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What I Learned: Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students

“Wikicamps” for Armenian students have expanded with Wiktionary.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2016

Bursty edits; how politics beat religion but then lost to sports; notability as a glass ceiling

With contributions by: Brian Keegan, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer

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WikipediansSpeak: Odia Wikisourcer shares her journey and goals

As part of the WikimediansSpeak interview series, Odia Wikisource’s most active contributor Pankajmala Sarangi shares her ideas about growing the community.

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Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles

Last year around this time, we announced the arrival of a new tool that evolved out of an experiment aimed at making the editing process easier for our users. The tool in question—Content Translation—has been used by more than 11,000 editors across 289 Wikipedias to create more than 50,000 new articles.

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MIT’s Pantheon explores historical culture with Wikipedia

Who is, scientifically, the most famous person in your home town? A new research project might be able to tell you.

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Wikimedia Foundation takes part in Google Code-in 2015

Google Code-in 2015 is over. As a co-admin and mentor for the Wikimedia Foundation—one of the 14 organizations who took part and provided mentors and tasks—I can say it’s been crazy as usual.

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Millions read Bowie biography following sudden death

Following a string of celebrity deaths, Wikipedia’s editors work to polish biographies to serve as ready-made obituaries providing readers with a depth of insight about entertainers’ lives and careers.

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Wikimedia Highlights, December 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in December 2015: Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge; Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske; Making our pageview data easily accessible; and more.

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Wikimedia and zero rating: clear principles for free knowledge

The Wikimedia Foundation works to expand free and open access to knowledge everywhere, including areas where affordable access to the internet is a fundamental barrier. In some regions, the Foundation has utilized “zero-rating” to make mobile traffic to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites entirely free. This approach removes the barrier of cost for those wishing to read, learn, and contribute to Wikipedia, in any language. We call this program Wikipedia Zero.

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