Wikipedia

  1. “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

  2. News on Wikipedia: Volunteers are bringing reliable information about the Zika virus to the world

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    As the Zika virus outbreak continues to worry the World Health Organization, volunteers continue to develop and maintain information on its spread and impact as scientistic research becomes available.... Read more

  3. When people disappear

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

  4. News on Wikipedia: what candidates are readers flocking to in the US presidential race?

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    The race to become the next United States president is intensifying as the two main political parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are holding caucuses and primaries to determine who their candidates will be in the coming two-person general election.... Read more

  5. Pick and choose and Pikachu: 20 years after Pokémon launched, its impact on Wikipedia remains

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    Years ago, Wikipedia was being overrun by a deluge of articles on Pokémon characters and creatures.... Read more

  6. Fairer than Fair: a history of fair use on Wikipedia

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    In recognition of Fair Use Week, which runs from February 22nd–26th, we’ve highlighted how fair use works on the Wikimedia projects, and how those policies were developed and the unique way that the Wikimedia communities develop guidelines to support the values of the free culture movement.... Read more

  7. Should they stay or should they go: Clash in UK over EU membership

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    Political tensions in the UK rise, and Wikipedia’s editors are called into action, as Prime Minister David Cameron announces the date for his country’s in–out referendum on the European Union.... Read more

  8. Watch the Oscars with Wikipedia

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    “Where do I know them from?” you ask while puzzling over an actress on TV. Out comes your phone, up comes Wikipedia, and there are the facts.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Highlights, January 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in January 2016: Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles; Who edits Wikipedia?; “Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell; and more.... Read more

  10. #BlackLifeMatters edit-a-thon bolsters Wikipedia’s coverage of black history

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    Dozens of black history articles were created or improved at the #AfroCROWD Wikipedia editathon in Harlem, New York City.... Read more