Profiles

  1. When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia’s resident aficionado

    Photo by Јакша, public domain/CC0.

    Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  2. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Mohamed Ouda

    Photo by Mohamed Ouda, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Last week, we talked with David Garcia, who told us about the early days of the Spanish Wikipedia. Today, Mohamed Ouda is letting us in on his story with the Arabic Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: David García

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    David Garcia has seen the Spanish Wikipedia grow from 10,000 to 1.3 million articles over the last thirteen years. He’s created over 2,200 of them himself.... Read more

  4. Why I write about castles on Wikipedia

    Photo by Hchc2009, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Hchc2009 has written two featured and dozens of good articles on the English Wikipedia, markers attained only after a peer review from fellow editors. Here, they discuss what motivates them to write about castles—the medieval fortified structures that have played important military, economic and social roles across Europe.... Read more

  5. Expanding opportunities for free knowledge in Tunisia: Habib M’henni

    Photo by Victor Grigas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Habib M’henni believes in the value of free knowledge. He applies this principle in his continuous efforts to serve the Wikimedia movement and inspires others to do the same.... Read more

  6. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas with Osmar and Jorge. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Vargas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  8. “Building a free and really ‘neutral’ encyclopedia”: Özkan Poyraz

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    He’s made nearly 400,000 edits to Wikimedia sites, and you might be interested in his football and Olympics articles on the Turkish Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  10. Why I contribute to Wikisource

    Photo by Sophie Charlotte Belnos, public domain/CC0.

    Hrishikes Sen has nearly 30,000 edits across the Wikimedia projects, most of them made on Wikisource. Here, he discusses the motivations behind his work and what Wikisource can bring to the world.... Read more