Wikipedia

  1. 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

  2. Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

    Photo by Albin Olsson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.... Read more

  3. At Berlin conference, affiliates, staff, and board work side by side

    Photo by Jeff Elder, public domain/CC0.

    At the Wikimedia Conference, Foundation staff joined nearly 100 recognized and active movement affiliates from around the world to discuss building communications within the movement and growing to reach new audiences.... Read more

  4. A Death Star filled with all the May the Fourth facts you’ll ever need

    Photo by Cjp24, CC-BY-SA-4.0

    Featuring a chocolate Millennium Falcon, sound designers, Leia’s distinctive hairstyle, James Bond, Ukrainian politics, and a holiday special that many might prefer to forget.... Read more

  5. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  6. “Dare to be different, yet hold your head high”: the impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

    Photo by Zarateman, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    “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

  7. Let’s take Wikipedia to the Moon!

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    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

  8. Five surprising facts about hemp

    Drawing by W. Müller, public domain/CC0.

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

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

    Photo by Victor Grigas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    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

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

    Photo by unknown, restored by Crisco 1492, public domain/CC0.

    “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