January, 2015

  1. Wikimedia Highlights, December 2014

    Here are some of the top stories published on this blog in December 2014. They cover a selection of activities of the Wikimedia Foundation,as well as important events from the Wikimedia movement — from making Wikipedia twice as fast with HHVM to the winners of the Wiki Loves Earth photo contest. (…)... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Highlights, November 2014

    Highlights from the Wikimedia blog for November 2014, covering a selection of activities of the Wikimedia Foundation and other important events from the Wikimedia movement... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Highlights, September 2014

    Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for September 2014, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement... Read more

  4. Thanking Wikipedia editors for covering local politics in Togo: Rena Takiguchi

    Rena Takiguchi, a native of Japan, says that she would have been consumed with worry for her friends in Togo, if it were not for the Wikipedia article about the Togolese presidential election in 2010. She learned more about this event on Wikipedia than from other sources. (…)... Read more

  5. Help fill in the gaps: Contribute to the story of Wikimedia programs

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Learning and Evaluation team invites you to help collect data about Wikimedia programs, so we can evaluate their impact. Here’s an overview about this initiative and how you can contribute. (…)... Read more

  6. Modernizing MediaWiki with libraries

    The Wikimedia Foundation is breaking up the MediaWiki software into smaller, reusable libraries which can be developed more easily and integrated into any PHP application. (…)... Read more

  7. New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

    Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)... Read more

  8. Civility, Wikipedia, and the conversation on Gamergate

    The debates on Wikipedia about the Gamergate controversy have been heated. The Wikimedia Foundation believes inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving the mission of free knowledge, and that civil discourse is key to making that happen. (…)... Read more

  9. Putting forgotten coal towns back on the map: Mark Combs

    Mark Combs has been documenting small towns using Wikipedia, so they won’t vanish without a trace. (…)... Read more

  10. When free speech conflicts with public health objectives: Yale ISP Conference

    The Yale Information Society Project’s Conference on Public Health & the First Amendment brought together public health advocates, medical professionals and First Amendment scholars to discuss the implications of recent controversial First Amendment case law. (…)... Read more