Wikimedia Commons

  1. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  2. Share your photos of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on Wikipedia to inspire the world

    Photo by Elgollimoh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    On World Environment Day, UNESCO and Wiki Loves Earth have partnered to create Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves, a competition to create photographs free for everyone to use and to enrich Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

    Photo by Albin Olsson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Highlights, April 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in April 2016: Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia; First-ever Wikimedia Hackathon at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige.... Read more

  5. Happy Arbor Day 2016

    Photo by Joadl, CC-BY-SA-3.0-AT

    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

  6. Wikimedia Highlights, March 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in March 2016: The new alchemy—turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists; New completion suggester helps you find what you need on Wikimedia sites; Jimmy Wales tells South by Southwest that community is key to Wikipedia’s future.... Read more

  7. Went on vacation, took photos, won awards

    Photo by Williamzarza, CC BY-SA 4.0

    Over the end of the year holiday, people went on vacation. Wikimedistas de Colombia asked them to take some photos along the way.... Read more

  8. Showcasing Wikimedia Commons on Pinterest

    Screenshot by Michael Guss.

    Welcome to a penny arcade from another time, flickering with the vintage magic of phenakistoscopes and magic lanterns, praxinoscopes and cameras obscura... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Highlights, February 2016

    "Wasei_Dúo_en_MR_02.jpg" by Rubén Ojeda, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.; "THE_BATTLE_OF_COPYRIGHT.jpg" by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.; "BlackLifeMatters_Wikipedia_Edit-a-thon_in_Harlem,_New_York_City,_February_6,_2016.webm" by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.; Collage by Andrew Sherman.

    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in February 2016: Recording romanticism and filling Wikimedia Commons with 19th century music; What’s TPP? The problematic partnership; #BlackLifeMatters edit-a-thon bolsters Wikipedia’s coverage of black history.... Read more

  10. When people disappear

    Photo byLourdes Cardenal, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0..

    In Spain, generations have abandoned villages. In such a situation, how do you keep track of their histories?... Read more