Wikipedia

  1. 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

  2. The “world’s first gif”, a horse, and a ditch: The English Wikipedia’s ten shortest featured articles

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    Now we’ve looked at the English Wikipedia’s longest featured articles, here are the ten shortest.... Read more

  3. Get ready to rock ‘n’ scroll: Here are the English Wikipedia’s ten longest featured articles

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    Some articles, it seems, require more research than others. Here are the ten longest featured articles on the English Wikipedia as of today, ranked by the number of words in each.... Read more

  4. A Death Star filled with all the May the Fourth facts you’ll ever need

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    Featuring a chocolate Millennium Falcon, sound designers, Leia’s distinctive hairstyle, James Bond, Ukrainian politics, and a holiday special that many might prefer to forget.... Read more

  5. International Workers’ Day: Nine people who made lives better for workers

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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

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    “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. Five surprising facts about hemp

    Drawing by W. Müller, public domain/CC0.

    Wikipedia aims to be the sum of all human knowledge, so we mined it for information about hemp.... Read more

  10. Europeana Art History Challenge begins

    Painting by Paul Gauguin, public domain/CC0.

    With 40 languages, 30 countries, and hundreds of artworks, the Europeana Art History Challenge has now begun—the largest ever GLAM-Wiki competition and the first to highlight Wikidata.... Read more