1. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  2. A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

    Photoby Sergey Tarasenko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery, and as one Wikipedia editor put it, “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories.”... Read more

  3. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Gareth Owen


    Gareth Owen has been on Wikipedia since its inception. He tells us about his contributions and how Wikipedia has changed over the years.... Read more

  4. Discover Egypt with Roland Unger on Wikivoyage

    Photo via Roland Unger

    This German chemical physics lecturer has traveled to Egypt 30 times, and has shared his experiences with the world by writing several hundred articles on Wikivoyage.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: David García

    Photo by Pedro J Pacheco, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. “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