Communications

  1. Wait, what? The fairies that fooled Arthur Conan Doyle

    One hundred years ago, two cousins took a camera down to a stream in northern England and came back with a controversy that lingered almost magically in the air for decades.... Read more

  2. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Tunis’ ancient city center finds a home on Wikipedia; Three years of weekly editathons in Sweden; news in brief

    MedinaPedia started three years ago with a goal of documenting 150 monuments from their historical Medina of Tunis. They have exceeded that goal with hundreds of articles and are now expanding to new places in Tunisia; An active group of Wikipedians in Sweden have been meeting to edit Wikipedia every week for over three years now. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Commons’... Read more

  4. The Wikipedia community in Iraq is looking for volunteers

    Iraqi Wikipedians held a workshop in Baghdad to share their Wikipedia editing experiences with potential editors.... Read more

  5. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  6. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Community digest: WikiFundi, an offline editing platform for Wikipedia; news in brief

    WikiFundi, a tool that allows offline editing of Wikipedia will be used by students in over 300 African schools. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes efforts from around the globe to commemorate the women’s history month, Enterprise MediaWiki Conference 2017, Train the trainer program workshops in India and more.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. Women’s History Month on Wikipedia

    In March, we are featuring articles about women such as Anna May Wong, Florence Violet McKenzie, and Barbara McClintock on our Facebook page with an “I (love) Women’s History” frame. Here’s why.... Read more

  10. What is it like to edit Wikipedia when you’re blind? Meet Graham Pearce

    Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day onwiki on tasks that keep the site operating smoothly, such as merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in addition to article writing and editing.... Read more