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Wikimedia Highlights, December 2013

For versions in other languages, please check the wiki version of this report, or add your own translation there! Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for December 2013, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement Contents 1 Wikimedia Foundation highlights 1.1…

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Wikimedia Foundation Report, December 2013

You are more than welcome to edit the wiki version of this report for the purposes of usefulness, presentation, etc., and to add translations of the “Highlights” excerpts.

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Wikipedia’s Art & Feminism Edit-A-Thon and the Gender Gap

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RfC: Should we support MP4 video on our sites?

  A video of a cheetah, captured in slow-motion at 1200 fps. The video was released on Vimeo in MP4 format and converted to OGV format before uploading to Commons. It cannot be viewed in this format on most mobile phones and many web browsers. The Wikimedia Foundation’s multimedia team…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 12 • December 2013 [contribute] [archives] Cross-language editors, election predictions, vandalism experiments With contributions by: Daniel Mietchen, Maximilian Klein, Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Cohort of cross-language Wikipedia editors analyzed 2 Attempt to use Wikipedia pageviews to predict election results in Iran, Germany and…

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New Individual Engagement Grantees to engage community with tools and outreach

Today we’re announcing the second round of Individual Engagement Grantees! These grants from the Wikimedia Foundation support individuals and small teams of Wikimedians to experiment with new ideas aimed at having online impact on Wikimedia projects. We’ve learned a lot from the first round of IEG grantees over the past…

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Wikimedia Highlights, November 2013

For versions in other languages, please check the wiki version of this report, or add your own translation there! Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for November 2013, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement Wikimedia Foundation highlights Duration of edit-a-thons:…

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Wikimedia Foundation Report, November 2013

You are more than welcome to edit the wiki version of this report for the purposes of usefulness, presentation, etc., and to add translations of the “Highlights” excerpts.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 11 • November 2013 [contribute] [archives] Reciprocity and reputation motivate contributions to Wikipedia; indigenous knowledge and “cultural imperialism”; how PR people see Wikipedia With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Brian Keegan, Nicolas Jullien, Amir E. Aharoni, Henrique Andrade, Tilman Bayer, Daniel Mietchen, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Dario Taraborelli…

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How to make a Wikipedian angry

Rates of confirmed plagiarism among articles written by different groups of users, including both blatant plagiarism and subtler close paraphrasing Adding plagiarism to an article is one of the quickest ways to make a Wikipedian angry. It undermines the integrity of Wikipedia — contributors only have the right to release…

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