Wikipedia

  1. News on Wikipedia: How a world of volunteers dove into the leaked Panama Papers

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    Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian’s report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.... Read more

  2. News on Wikipedia: Documenting history as it unfolds in Cuba and the US

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    “I think a lot of us feel like we are, in a small way, writing an early draft of history,” one Wikipedia editor says.... Read more

  3. How can we make Wikipedia more interactive for readers?

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    We’re looking forward to your revolutionary ideas and input.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia’s coverage of essential vaccines is expanding

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    Language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to accessing quality health information.... Read more

  5. Community digest: ‘Spring’ comes to Central–Eastern Europe, Education project kindles new Wikipedia

    Kfar Kama middle school, where the project originated. Photo by Chenspec, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A wide international project named CEE Spring starts in Wikipedia; an education project led by Wikimedia Israel and a local Circassian school helped create the Adyghe-language Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Growing hashtags: Expanding outreach on Wikipedia

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    Hashtags have come to Wikipedia edits with this new search tool. Read on to see how it affects Wikipedia outreach efforts around the world.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Highlights, February 2016

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    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

  8. For more than 30 years, Ireland banned booze on St. Paddy’s: Facts you might not know

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    Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, with green plastic hats and dry Irish stout. Wikipedia covers some of the less well-known facts about the celebration of all things Irish.... Read more

  9. It “revolutionized the way German-speaking people inform themselves about the world”: Fifteen years of the German Wikipedia

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    It’s been so revolutionary that it has even become the de facto replacement for the Brockhaus—the German equivalent of the Encyclopædia Britannica.... Read more

  10. “The potential is huge and waiting to be explored”: Wikipedia for Peace

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    I imagined a rather small and grassroots community project that would break down borders of languages and countries and unite people who want to create awareness by discussing, researching and in the end providing knowledge about topics of sociopolitical relevance. Out of this idea came “Wikipedia for Peace,” which took place in Vienna (Austria) in August 2015.... Read more