February, 2018

  1. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2018

    Politically diverse editors write better articles; Reddit and Stack Overflow benefit from Wikipedia but don’t give back
    With contributions by: Barbara Page, FULBERT, Steve Jankowski and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  2. The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

    An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  3. Improving MediaWiki’s documentation and localization practices

    We constantly talk about the importance of projects like Wikipedia, but have you ever thought about the hidden things that make it all possible?... Read more

  4. You can now translate Wikipedia articles from Spanish into Basque, thanks to an open source machine learning tool

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team worked with a team from the University of the Basque Country and the Elhuyar Foundation to make it easier to translate Wikipedia articles from Spanish into Basque.... Read more

  5. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  6. Plotting a course through charted waters: A website workshop on data visualization literacy

    Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, recently led a workshop on how to interpret different types of statistical graphics and how to glean insights from them. The workshop is now available on a website for everyone to learn from.... Read more

  7. You can now upload 3D models to Wikimedia Commons

    We’ve enabled a new feature that allows you to upload three dimensional (3D) models. ... Read more

  8. “Visual diffs” make it easier to see editing changes on Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Editing team announces the launch of visual diffs, which will let users visually review the changes made to Wikimedia sites without requiring knowledge of the wikitext markup language.... Read more

  9. Building for the future of Wikimedia with a new approach to partnerships

    The Wikipedia Zero program will end in 2018 while new partnership opportunities will continue to address critical barriers to participation in free knowledge around the world... Read more

  10. Bringing Myanmar to the world: Kyi Phyo Htet

    Kyi Phyo Htet had some free time and passion for the Myanmar Unicode system. He’s invested them in making tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and writing over a thousand articles.... Read more