Wikipedia

  1. Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

    Photo by Luisella Aliprandi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Each year, members of the Wikimedia community convene in one location to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the most critical issues of the movement. Wikimania 2016 will draw over a thousand attendees from more than 60 nations to Esino Lario, which has a year-round population of less than 800, from June 24-26.... Read more

  2. Help expand Wikipedia’s coverage of LGBT communities during Wiki Loves Pride

    Photo by Raimond Spekking, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Contributing can be as simple as creating or improving LGBT-related Wikipedia articles or taking photos at local pride parades and other LGBT establishments and events.... Read more

  3. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  4. Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives to Wikipedia’s future

    Photo courtesy Bleacher + Everard.

    The founder of Craigslist and craigconnects is giving one million dollars to the Wikimedia Endowment.... Read more

  5. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

    Photo from Luz Maria Silva, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  6. Share your photos of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on Wikipedia to inspire the world

    Photo by Elgollimoh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    On World Environment Day, UNESCO and Wiki Loves Earth have partnered to create Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves, a competition to create photographs free for everyone to use and to enrich Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Semi-automated content translation is coming to Scandinavian Wikipedias

    Photo by Astrid Carlsen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Machine translation between Scandinavian languages with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Content Translation tool will soon be a reality, allowing every contributor and editor on Wikipedia to help expand free knowledge, regardless of their spoken language.... Read more

  8. Team effort in developing the Khowar Wikipedia

    Photo by Amjad Mehmoodfsc, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    There’s 50 confirmed editors and over 6,700 total pages.... Read more

  9. The future of copyright in Europe: protecting public interest and collaboration

    Photo by Mattbuck, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    As the European Commission considers updating copyright rules, we want to ensure they do not threaten free knowledge projects like Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. Why I write about battleships

    Photo from the German Federal Archives, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE.

    Nate Ott has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles about German warships, including every major ship from the 1860s to World War II. We asked why.... Read more