2014

  1. Top 10 Most Edited Pages on Wikipedia in 2014

    Wikipedia is the world’s largest free knowledge resource, but what makes it so unique is its dynamism–it is a living, breathing knowledge network that changes all the time, thanks to hundreds of thousands of editors around the world who keep it growing and current. … Here are the top 10 most edited pages on English-language Wikipedia in 2014. Many of the topics are to be expected, like D... Read more

  2. How we made editing Wikipedia twice as fast

    The creator of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, wanted to make it fast and easy to edit web pages. Cunningham named his software after a Hawaiian word for “quick.” That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation is happy to report that editing Wikipedia is now twice as quick. Over the last six months we deployed a new technology that speeds up MediaWiki, Wikipedia’s underlying PHP-based code. HipHop Virtual... Read more

  3. A Culture of Kindness

    Can we improve Wikipedia by being nicer to each other? In this post, I would like to share some ideas for growing a “culture of kindness” on Wikipedia: “Be nice,” “Help the newbies,” “Be friendly.” […]... Read more

  4. Free Professionally-Recorded Christmas Carols by Wikimedia Poland

    A few years ago, Polish Wikimedia volunteer Borys Kozielski noticed a lack of musical and audio recordings in many Wikipedia articles. To fill this need, he led a group of musicians to record Polish Christmas Carols and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. Now many families in Poland and around the world can experience — even sing along — these traditional holiday chants. ... Read more

  5. Egyptian students made the most contributions to the Arabic Wikipedia in 2014

    Over the last five academic terms, 978 students from the Arab World added more than 42.6 million bytes of content to the Arabic Wikipedia, as part of the Wikipedia Education Program. The highest contributions ever in one term came from the Egyptian students in Spring/Summer 2014, with more than 12.38 million bytes of new Arabic content. (…)... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Technical Operations joins the Phabricator party

  7. Interview: Former Swedish Member of Parliament now lobbies for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels

    Swedish politician Karl Sigfrid discusses his lobbying work for digital rights and Wikimedia in the European Union. Sigfrid was a Member of Parliament (the Riksdag) in Sweden for the Moderate Party from 2006 to 2014. He now works as a volunteer for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels […]... Read more

  8. #Edit2014: Q&A with the producer

  9. Wikipedia’s first-ever annual video reflects contributions from people around the world

    Today, the Wikimedia Foundation released its first ever year in review video, chronicling the celebration, pain, fear, resilience, and discovery that came to characterize 2014. More than anything, it celebrates those who come to Wikipedia to learn and understand the complexity of our world, and those who edit and contribute information so that others might do the same. […]... Read more

  10. Introducing lead images to Wikipedia’s Android beta app