The decade

  1. “How to write about the entire world from scratch”: Britta Gustafson

    Britta Gustafson started editing Wikipedia very early back in 2001. She made her first edit because “information on a favorite topic was missing,” and carried on with editing Wikipedia for sixteen years to keep bridging knowledge gaps. Currently, she leads workshops to train beginner editors in person and spends zillions of hours online to advocate their contributions from deletion, when mista... Read more

  2. Editing to change the world: Vinicius Siqueira

    Vinicius Siqueira has been contributing to Wikipedia for a decade, during which he has made thousands of edits online and led successful offline initiatives to train fellow students to edit. ... Read more

  3. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  4. Sharing Indian culture with the world through Wikipedia: Ashish Bhatnagar

    Born and raised in a community that embraces different cultures, Ashish Bhatnagar wanted to share what he learned about this community with the world through Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  6. “I knew that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop writing”: Başak Tosun

    Eleven years after hesitating to join Wikipedia, Başak Tosun has now created over 1,100 articles. “Many artists, writers and scientists were missing on Wikipedia,” she says. “I felt empowered knowing I could do something about it.”... Read more

  7. Over a decade in, Piotr Konieczny is still editing and writing Wikipedia

    Piotr Konieczny has created and developed thousands of articles in his thirteen years of editing Wikipedia—and for ten of those, he has been teaching students with it.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Mohamed Ouda

    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

  10. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: David García

    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