When John Oliver called on the Internet to edit the Wikipedia biographies of US congressional representatives, the Internet answered. This required Wikipedia’s volunteer editors to clean up vandalism on a wide range of articles.READ MORE
An experienced scuba diver, Doug Taylor took his first plunge into editing Wikipedia when he found a mistake in an article on deep diving in 2008. Since then, he has become an active contributor to the free knowledge movement, serving as a trustee of Wikimedia UK, and joining the Wikiproject Med Foundation.READ MORE
Chemistry student Kamarniso Vrandečić started editing Wikipedia with some simple tasks, such as translating articles from Russian to Uzbek.
Since 2007, she has made over 7,000 edits to the Uzbek Wikipedia, becoming a major contributor to this growing project.READ MORE
A Wikipedian-in-Residence and the US government join forces to share knowledge on occupational safety and health
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been working with a Wikipedian-in-Residence to improve Wikimedia content on occupational safety and health.READ MORE
Wikipedians from around the Arab world met last April for their first regional Wikipedia conference in Monastir, Tunisia.
This report summarizes three days of discussions about their community’s challenges and opportunities — and the future of the free knowledge movement.READ MORE
A Belgian anthropologist observes the differences between online and offline participation in the Wikimedia movement, based on a visit to the Wikimania 2014 conference in London. In this essay, he identifies some of the disparities between the values, ethics and organizational structures of online Wikipedia projects and offline conferences such as Wikimania.READ MORE
You’re invited to join the Menu Challenge, starting May 8! We could use your help to add translations, photos and/or audio recordings to Wikidata — about ingredients and dishes to be served at the ‘Taste Stockholm’ food fair. This can show the endless possibilities of open data and crowdsourcing to thousands of visitors. Let’s get some #tastydata!READ MORE
You are invited to join the #100wikidays challenge, which encourages participants to create a new Wikipedia article every day for 100 days. This community program is inspired by the popular #100happydays initiative, and was started by a Bulgarian Wikipedian, to engage more people to contribute on Wikimedia projects.READ MORE
A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia for her “servicio social” requirement, working with the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey University. It was more than just an assignment for her: it was an opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as a way to positively impact her community.READ MORE
The European Union is discussing important issues that can impact Wikimedia projects: net neutrality, data protection and copyright reform. Wikimedia Sweden has created an overview of relevant proposals and invites you to help prioritize them.READ MORE