2015

  1. Our most popular posts of 2015: black hats, artificial intelligence, John Oliver, and a photobomb

    Our story on John Oliver’s ‘fowl’ jokes was one of the blog’s most popular posts of the year.... Read more

  2. See these striking photos from the European Science Photo Competition

    The European Science Photo Competition aims to highlight work from scientists all over Europe.... Read more

  3. “I need to see a doctor”: building an open-source refugee phrasebook

    Volunteers are building an open collection of useful words and phrases for refugees who just arrived. The Refugee Phrasebook is a multilingual tool that provides basic useful vocabulary related to the most common immediate needs and uses Wikibooks as a platform.... Read more

  4. Discovery: What happens when you search Wikipedia?

    Wikipedia’s new ‘completion suggester’ makes finding what you’re looking for easier than ever before.... Read more

  5. Community digest—Wikipedia in Ukrainian education expands

    Being wholly committed to Wikipedia, we in Wikimedia Ukraine have no doubt that Wikipedia belongs in education—the more educators and authorities who know this the better. This month, a significant step forward was made in the expansion of the Wikipedia Education Program in Ukraine, as we welcomed a whole new region into the Education Program: Mykolaiv Oblast.... Read more

  6. Wikipedia Android app, now with interactive map, named a Best App of 2015

    Have you downloaded the Wikipedia Android app yet? You should. Google has just called it a “Best App of 2015,” featuring the app in the Google Play Stores of Russia, India, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia. ... Read more

  7. Star Wars awakens, but Gone With the Wind remains on top

    Daisy Ridley’s scavenging Rey, Adam Driver’s intimidating Kylo Ren, and Harrison Ford’s rogue Han Solo may be packing theaters and tingling the spines of Star Wars fans worldwide, but a Southern belle in a hoop skirt is kicking galactic behind on Wikipedia’s list of all-time highest-grossing movies.... Read more

  8. Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt

    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

  9. How the first scientific Wikimedia photo contest in Ukraine came together

    The 2015 European Science Photo Competition was held in several countries all over Europe in November, and Ukrainian Wikimedians joined the competition.... Read more

  10. Notice of appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

    Today, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a notice of appeal in Wikimedia v. NSA.... Read more