Jeff Elder

  1. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more

  2. Wait, what? How a double-agent codenamed Zigzag two-timed everyone

    Eddie Chapman, a former safecracker, worked for both sides in World War II, and had three fiancées. He also may have saved London from many bombings. ... Read more

  3. Winning photos in world’s largest photography contest reveal a world of monuments—and the volunteers who love them

    The top fifteen photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 reveal a world of monuments, lovingly depicted by volunteers.... Read more

  4. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  5. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  6. Vote Wikipedia for ad-free and neutral political information

    If you want to understand how and why red and blue maps of the United States are everywhere on Tuesday, November 8, this article has the whole history, ad-free.... Read more

  7. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  8. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  9. Britons googled Brexit but reached Wikipedia

    During the week of the Brexit vote, traffic to the European Union article jumped 209% over its total from January, February, and March combined.... Read more

  10. Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

    Each year, members of the Wikimedia community convene in one location to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the most critical issues of the movement. Wikimania 2016 will draw over a thousand attendees from more than 60 nations to Esino Lario, which has a year-round population of less than 800, from June 24-26.... Read more