Communications

  1. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

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    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  2. Pokémon Go is Wikipedia’s most-popular article, with traffic up over 10,000 percent

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    Millions of readers are flocking to Wikipedia, looking to learn more about the new game, while Wikipedia’s editors are jumping in to improve the article.... Read more

  3. Britons googled Brexit but reached Wikipedia

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    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

  4. On the ground, Wikimania comes to life

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    In small alpine village of Esino Lario, Wikimedians traversed cobblestoned streets in the search for free knowledge.... Read more

  5. Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year

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    Being awarded for the sixth time, this is the first time two Wikipedians have received the honor together.... Read more

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

    Photo by Luisella Aliprandi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    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

  7. Seeing great potential in the Sindhi Wikipedia: Mehtab Ahmed

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    Mehtab Ahmed believes in using Wikipedia to educate masses in their native language.... Read more

  8. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

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    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  9. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

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    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  10. Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource

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    Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.... Read more