Wikipedia

  1. 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

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

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

  3. “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

  4. Five surprising facts about hemp

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

  5. Europeana Art History Challenge begins

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    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

  6. These editors spent one year writing Charlie Chaplin’s Wikipedia article

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    “I’ll tell you one thing: it’s essential to have a passionate interest in the subject if you’re going to take on an article like this.”... Read more

  7. News on Wikipedia: SpaceX takes next step to reusable rockets

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    SpaceX landed a reusable rocket on a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How has Wikipedia covered it?... Read more

  8. 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

  9. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

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    “Men can be a champion for women. I know that, for example, a lot of feminists have said ‘no they can’t,’ that that’s not a good thing, that actually women should be the people championing women’s own causes. But I don’t think that there should be such a division. There should be people arguing for women, right, not just women arguing for women and men arguing for men... Read more

  10. 2,200 articles and counting in the Central and Eastern European Wikipedia writing contest

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    Over 2,200 articles about Central and Eastern Europe have already been improved as part of a large and ongoing writing contest.... Read more