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Community digest: Urdu Wikipedia reaches 100,000 articles

On December 29, 2015, the Urdu Wikipedia community achieved a major milestone with a new article on the tiger shark.

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Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.

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Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske

Magnus Manske, a Wikipedia contributor since 2001, was born and went to university in Cologne, Germany. The city’s famed cathedral is pictured here. Photo by Thomas Wolf, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany. Update, January 25: today is Magnus Manske Day. On this day in 2002, Wikipedia switched over…

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Who edits Wikipedia?

Wikimedia Argentina has released a documentary film about their community to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of Wikipedia.

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15 years of Wikipedia in data visualization

Leave it to designers to show us how dynamic, global, and human Wikipedia really is. Here, we look at fifteen of the best data visualizations making use of Wikipedia data.

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What are the most-edited articles through Wikipedia’s history?

The data will surprise you: Spears near Hitler, creationism alongside feminism, wrestling versus Jesus, and more.

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Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

The Wikimedia community celebrates Wikipedia and its sister projects with nearly 150 events on six continents as the Wikimedia Foundation announces an endowment to sustain Wikipedia for the future.

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2015

Teaching Wikipedia; Does advertising the gender gap help or hurt Wikipedia?

With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Tilman Bayer and Max Klein

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Inside the game of sports vandalism on Wikipedia

Sports fans vandalize Wikipedia articles, and sports bloggers write about it—often. But what really happens behind those headlines? A vandal, an editor, and the surprisingly short lifetime of a highly publicized incident.

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