Joe Sutherland

  1. The “world’s first gif”, a horse, and a ditch: The English Wikipedia’s ten shortest featured articles

    Now we’ve looked at the English Wikipedia’s longest featured articles, here are the ten shortest.... Read more

  2. Get ready to rock ‘n’ scroll: Here are the English Wikipedia’s ten longest featured articles

    Some articles, it seems, require more research than others. Here are the ten longest featured articles on the English Wikipedia as of today, ranked by the number of words in each.... Read more

  3. “It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

    The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  4. News on Wikipedia: Leicester City win historic Premier League title

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    Once rank outsiders, association football club Leicester City won the Premier League this week to cap a memorable season in England’s top division.... Read more

  5. International Workers’ Day: Nine people who made lives better for workers

    In order of International Workers’ Day, we collect the biographies of nine people who made lives better for laborers.... Read more

  6. News on Wikipedia: Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph recreated in London as Syria reclaims town

    Weeks after Syria reclaimed the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra from ISIL, the Institute of Digital Archaeology’s 3D-printed Arch of Triumph was exhibited in London. We look at other projects seeking to protect cultural heritage during times of conflict, including that of imprisoned artist Bassel Khartabil.... Read more

  7. News on Wikipedia: SpaceX takes next step to reusable rockets

    SpaceX landed a reusable rocket on a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How has Wikipedia covered it?... Read more

  8. Announcing a new informational resource on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA and government surveillance

    We have released a new landing page for Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, and the government has filed their response to our opening appeal brief.... Read more

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

    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

  10. For more than 30 years, Ireland banned booze on St. Paddy’s: Facts you might not know

    Chris Hadfield

    Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, with green plastic hats and dry Irish stout. Wikipedia covers some of the less well-known facts about the celebration of all things Irish.... Read more