In order of International Workers’ Day, we collect the biographies of nine people who made lives better for laborers.... Read more

  1. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  2. Happy Arbor Day 2016

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    There are lots of ways to celebrate plant a tree day; walk in the forest, hug a tree, water a tree, or even plant a tree. You could check out some famous trees on Wikimedia Commons and read about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Discussing current events and legal theory at Yale

    Photo by Nick Allen, CC-BY-SA-3.0

    In early 2016, one of the Foundation’s attorneys visited Yale Law School to participate in conversations on the cutting edge of fields of law that affect the Wikimedia movement.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Hackathon finds in Jerusalem a fertile ground for experimentation

    Photo by Ralf Roletschek, FAL 1.3.

    The first non-European Wikimedia Hackathon was a smashing success, as were the nearby WikiArabia meetups in Amman and Ramallah.... Read more

  5. TTIP and Free Knowledge: how the trade treaty (probably) threatens collaboration on Wikipedia

    TTIP_reading_room_in_the_European_Parliament

    Over the past couple of years, the European Union and the United States have been negotiating a new trade treaty behind closed doors. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would arguably “liberalize one-third of global trade”—but we can’t be sure, because negotiations are kept secret.... Read more

  6. Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia

    Map by Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden, public domain/CC0.

    Millions of articles are missing across Wikipedia’s language editions. Recommendation systems can help close these gaps.... Read more

  7. Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

    Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and... Read more

  8. “Dare to be different, yet hold your head high”: the impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

    Photo by Zarateman, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    “Prince is synonymous with indulging in yourself shamelessly and with passion. His music and his cultural impact mean more than words can offer.”
    “He taught me that being black was more than a color. That despite our circumstances or limitations in life, you could change the world and you could reach out and touch the stars.”
    “Dare to be different, yet hold your head ... Read more

  9. TED is partnering with the Wikimedia community to add “ideas worth spreading” to Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Factologist5000, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    A collaboration between the Wikimedia community and TED will help bolster free knowledge.... Read more