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  1. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  2. Inspire Campaign promotes quality and visibility of content across Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Michael Gäbler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A month-long event, called the Inspire Campaign, focused on developing ideas to improve the way contributors review and curate project has recently concluded. Over 250 people submitted or contributed to 100 ideas during the campaign. Contributors interested in improving the quality and accessibility of Wikimedia content are encouraged to review submitted ideas, make suggestions, and volunteer to h... Read more

  3. Tireless and dedicated: Justin Knapp

    Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under Public domain.

    Profiling a tireless and dedicated American Wikipedian from Indianapolis, Indiana.... Read more

  4. Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt

    Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Merrilee Proffitt is on a mission to bring American librarians closer to Wikipedia—a group she thinks is hesitant towards the idea of a community edited encyclopedia.... Read more

  5. When a journalist edits Wikipedia in a famous Argentine opera house

    Photo by Mauricio V. Genta, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0.

    A testimony from an Argentine journalist who participated in an editathon in the Teatro Colón organized by Wikimedia Argentina.... Read more

  6. “It’s addicting, editing Wikipedia. It’s just something I love to do”: Paulina Sanchez

    Photograph by Victor Grigas, Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Paulina Sanchez is a biologist, cancer researcher, and writer. When not breaking technological barriers in the area of genome sequencing, she contributes articles on female biologists and organizes events to involve more women with editing Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. “Be bold, be patient and be kind”: Rich Farmbrough

    Photo by Stephen B Streater, freely licensed under CC-BY 3.0.

    Rich Farmbrough, one of the most prolific editors on the English Wikipedia with more than a million edits, talks about his diverse contributions to the site, and gives sound advice for new editors.... Read more

  8. How much time do editors spend editing? and more survey results

    "Cadre Noir - Journée contributive 2013 07" by Kormin, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    How much time do Wikipedians spend editing each week? What is their most important motivation for contributing? What are their views of the Wikimedia Foundation? Results from the 2012 editor survey, with a public dataset enabling everyone to drill deeper into such questions.... Read more

  9. WWII veteran, kamikaze survivor honors shipmates through Wikipedia articles

    Both photos courtesy of George Pendergast.

    George Pendergast survived a kamikaze attack in the Second World War. Today, he edits Wikipedia. Both photos—from 1943 and earlier this year, respectively—are courtesy of George Pendergast. Over seventy years ago, the US destroyer Mahan was patrolling off Ponson Island in the Philippines when eleven Japanese kamikaze aircraft appeared over the horizon and attacked. The bombers in the group bor... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Highlights, July 2015

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in July 2015: Konkani Wikipedia goes live; Leigh Thelmadatter is involved in the changes she wants to see; Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you; Wikimedians urge the EU to protect freedom of panorama; ACLU files amended complaint on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation; Get the latest Wikipedia updates easily with I... Read more