Wikipedia

  1. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  2. “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

  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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. News on Wikipedia: How a world of volunteers dove into the leaked Panama Papers

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    Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian’s report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.... Read more

  9. Introducing the unique devices dataset: a new way to estimate reach on Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Tiago Aguiar, public domain.

    With the unique devices dataset, we’ve been able to quantify the shift to mobile across all projects. In almost all Wikimedia projects, more than half of our unique devices are accessing content using the mobile sites.... Read more

  10. Bonjour, hola, and hello: editors gather for the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon

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    The global edit-a-thon enters its third year with events in two dozen countries on six continents.... Read more