1. Wikimedia strategy consultation shows potential in mobile, rich content, and translations

    Photo by Martin Fisch, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The consultation, conducted in February and March of this year, asked users to answer two questions to help define the Foundation’s strategy and how it should respond to future trends.... Read more

  2. Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

    The Wikimedia movement works because it brings together many different perspectives to solve complex problems. Join the community consultation to plan our strategy together. Group photo of Wikimania 2014 participants by Ralf Roletschek, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

    The Wikimedia Foundation invites your participation in a two-week community consultation to discuss the future of Wikimedia. Join our online discussion and help shape the future of Wikimedia. Your vision matters. (…)... Read more

  3. Taking the stage: How we entered the Brussels Bubble

    Big Fat Brussels Meeting April 2013. 1st meeting of EU-Policy Working group Spring’s here again and we’re calling everyone to a strategy meet-up in Brussels! Join us in constructing our strategies and charming our way into EU policy-makers hearts and minds! Wikimedians along with all Free Knowledge enthusiasts are invited to help figure out our next steps in Europe. Prior knowledge about the W... Read more

  4. Developing Distributedly, Part 2: Best Practices for Staying in Sync

    Staying in sync on a globally distributed team spread across timezones takes a lot more than using the right tools! In part 1, we discussed the various tools the distributed mobile web engineering team at the Wikimedia Foundation uses to stay synchronized. While the tools are critical to our success, it takes a lot more to ensure that we can successfully work together despite the geographic distan... Read more

  5. Starting an education program for small chapters 1.0

    Hundreds of Czech university students have had a “different” homework during the past two years. Instead of writing essays that end up in the teacher’s drawer (or worse, garbage bin), they took part in the Czech program “Students Write Wikipedia” and made a Wikipedia entry which will last and serve as a source for thousands of Internet users. Similar university progra... Read more

  6. Helping readers improve Wikipedia: First results from Article Feedback v5

    Figure 1. One of the feedback forms tested in the AFTv5 experiments (Option 1).   The Wikimedia Foundation, in collaboration with editors of the English Wikipedia, is developing a tool to enable readers to contribute productively to building the encyclopedia. To that end, we started development of a new version of the Article Feedback Tool (known as AFTv5) in October 2011. The original ver... Read more

  7. A new way to contribute to Wikipedia

    We’re happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation has started testing a new version of the Article Feedback Tool, to engage readers to help improve Wikipedia — and to become editors over time. We’re very excited about this new development, and look forward to getting more people to contribute to Wikipedia as a result. Earlier this year, a first version of the Article Feedback Tool (... Read more

  8. Arabic Wikipedia Convening

    Yesterday was the last day of our first ever Arabic Wikipedia Convening which was which was held in Doha and kindly hosted by QCRI. For 3 days, Arabic Wikipedians, academics and technical specialists, shared their thoughts on improving the quality of articles, increasing the number of contributors and the different models of engaging Wikipedia in education. This is probably the first time Arabic W... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation to Launch Arabic Catalyst

    Wikimedia Foundation to Launch Arabic Catalyst As many of you know, the Wikimedia movement strategy that was finalized in February 2011 re-emphasized the importance of Arabic Wikipedia to the achievement of the Wikimedia vision. The Wikimedia Foundation team has started in the past month to work on plans to support the growth of Arabic Wikipedia in the coming months and years. We want to learn abo... Read more

  10. Report for Editor Survey, April 2011

    Blog readers and the wider Wiki community alike have waited patiently for both the final report and raw data from the editor survey conducted in April. We have good news: it’s finally here. This post links to the landing page for the final report on Meta, which is available on meta wiki itself and as a downloadable PDF. In addition, raw, anonymized data in a CSV format is available on data d... Read more