Wikimedia Commons

  1. Happy Arbor Day 2016

    Photo by Joadl, CC-BY-SA-3.0-AT

    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. 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

  3. Went on vacation, took photos, won awards

    Photo by Williamzarza, CC BY-SA 4.0

    Over the end of the year holiday, people went on vacation. Wikimedistas de Colombia asked them to take some photos along the way.... Read more

  4. Showcasing Wikimedia Commons on Pinterest

    Screenshot by Michael Guss.

    Welcome to a penny arcade from another time, flickering with the vintage magic of phenakistoscopes and magic lanterns, praxinoscopes and cameras obscura... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Highlights, February 2016

    "Wasei_Dúo_en_MR_02.jpg" by Rubén Ojeda, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.; "THE_BATTLE_OF_COPYRIGHT.jpg" by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.; "BlackLifeMatters_Wikipedia_Edit-a-thon_in_Harlem,_New_York_City,_February_6,_2016.webm" by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.; Collage by Andrew Sherman.

    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

  6. When people disappear

    Photo byLourdes Cardenal, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0..

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

  7. 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

  8. Wiki Loves Africa brings the continent’s fashion to the world

    "First Afternoon" by Isaac Kaigi, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    The annual Wiki Loves Africa photo contest winners have been announced.... Read more

  9. More striking photos from the European Science Photo Competition

    Photo by Alexander Klepnev, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Of the photo competition’s 9793 submissions, only 328 made it to the final round. What were the most interesting images that aren’t among the national finalists?... Read more

  10. Recording romanticism and filling Wikimedia Commons with 19th century music

    Photo by Rubén Ojeda, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikimedia Commons now has more than forty musical interpretations of 19th century compositions thanks to Wikimedia Spain’s collaboration with the country’s Museum of Romanticism.... Read more