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  1. “Dare to be different, yet hold your head high”: the impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

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    “Prince is synonymous with indulging in yourself shamelessly and with passion. His music and his cultural impact mean more than words can offer.”
    “He taught me that being black was more than a color. That despite our circumstances or limitations in life, you could change the world and you could reach out and touch the stars.”
    “Dare to be different, yet hold your head ... Read more

  2. TED is partnering with the Wikimedia community to add “ideas worth spreading” to Wikimedia projects

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    A collaboration between the Wikimedia community and TED will help bolster free knowledge.... Read more

  3. Let’s take Wikipedia to the Moon!

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    Wikimedia Germany is introducing a challenge for the global community of Wikipedia editors: taking Wikipedia on board of a private mission to the Moon, as part of Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary. A community discussion about the challenge has been launched and will be open until June 3, 2016.... Read more

  4. News on Wikipedia: Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph recreated in London as Syria reclaims town

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    Weeks after Syria reclaimed the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra from ISIL, the Institute of Digital Archaeology’s 3D-printed Arch of Triumph was exhibited in London. We look at other projects seeking to protect cultural heritage during times of conflict, including that of imprisoned artist Bassel Khartabil.... Read more

  5. Five surprising facts about hemp

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    Wikipedia aims to be the sum of all human knowledge, so we mined it for information about hemp.... Read more

  6. Europeana Art History Challenge begins

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    With 40 languages, 30 countries, and hundreds of artworks, the Europeana Art History Challenge has now begun—the largest ever GLAM-Wiki competition and the first to highlight Wikidata.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia sites will go into read-only mode twice this week

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    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods on 19 and 21 April. Translations of this message are available below or on Meta.... Read more

  8. These editors spent one year writing Charlie Chaplin’s Wikipedia article

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    “I’ll tell you one thing: it’s essential to have a passionate interest in the subject if you’re going to take on an article like this.”... Read more

  9. News on Wikipedia: SpaceX takes next step to reusable rockets

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    SpaceX landed a reusable rocket on a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How has Wikipedia covered it?... Read more

  10. 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