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Wikipedia Signpost report: WikiProject Film

The logo of WikiProject Film The English Wikipedia’s community-written newsletter, the Wikipedia Signpost, spoke to five members of WikiProject Film recently. One of the largest projects on the wiki, it boasts around 500 members and has existed for more than ten years. Its goal is to improve and manage articles…

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Revamped Wikipedia app now available on Android

If you love Wikipedia and have an Android phone, you’re in for a treat! Today we’ve released a revamped Wikipedia for Android app, now available on Google Play.

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Wikipedia for Schools Project

Teachers and students in Nyeri, Kenya listening to a tutorial under the Wikipedia for Schools Project. In 2005, SOS Children, the world’s largest charity for orphan and abandoned children[1] [2] launched the “A World of Learning” project, which handpicks Wikipedia articles and categorizes them by subject for schoolchildren around the…

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Samskrita Bharati and Sanskrit Wikipedia: The journey ahead

“Aksharam,” Samskrita Bharati Office in Bangalore. In 1981, a movement called the “Speak Samskrit Movement” started in Bangalore. The effort quickly spread across India and evolved into the organization “Samskrita Bharati” in 1995. The movement has a number of dedicated volunteers who aim to popularize the Sanskrit language, Sanskrit culture and the…

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New Wikipedia for Android app now in Beta

Wikipedia Android app (beta) screenshot The Wikipedia for Android app has a new look, and you can help test its new reading and editing features! The Wikimedia Foundation Mobile Apps team has just released a beta version of a new Android app to the Google Play Store. This native app…

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In Egypt, Ain Shams’ Al-Alsun celebrates four terms of successful work on Wikipedia

This post is available in 2 languages: English  • Arabic English Students, ambassadors and professors celebrate as they wrap up the fourth term on Wikipedia. Two years ago the Wikipedia Education program had its first inception in the Arab world with Egypt’s Cairo Pilot. With such a large number of Arabic…

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The Umepedia Challenge has now ended!

The Umepedia Challenge is the latest part of the work done in the QRpedia project Umepedia. The winner will, amongst other things, be able to showcase this on her/his user page. Everybody who takes part in the Challenge and through their efforts helps us once again to show how fantastic…

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“Wiki Learning” to be adopted at Mexico’s Tec de Monterrey

Project leaders Dr. Lourdes Epstein, Leigh Thelmadatter and Dr. Paola Ricaurte. Tec de Monterrey has officially adopted Wiki Learning throughout the school system, working with Wikimedia projects as part of its continuing effort to develop a 21st century pedagogy for the institution. Tec de Monterrey is Mexico’s largest private university…

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Inviting anonymous editors to join the Wikipedia community

There’s a silent majority that edits Wikipedia every day, but who we do not know. Called anonymous or “IP” editors, these are people who contribute to Wikipedia without logging in. They are identified in page histories only by their IP address, a string of numbers used in Internet routing and…

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Wikimedia Projects in Urdu: Unleashing the Latent Potential

Urdu Wikipedia logo commemorating the creation of 50,000 articles. On April 24, 2014, Urdu Wikipedia reached a new milestone of 50,000+ articles. There was jubilation among the contributors and a special project page to commemorate the event was created. The event was reported in the Urdu media with the Hindustan…

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