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  1. How we designed a more fluent and visually consistent experience for translators

    A recent design refresh for Wikimedia content translation brings visual consistency, simplifies key workflows, and provides better support for small screens and touch devices.... Read more

  2. What do donors think about our fundraising? Five things we learned.

    We are approaching the time of year when readers of English Wikipedia are asked to give a small financial contribution to Wikipedia, to help ensure that the largest online collection of free knowledge is available to everyone across the world. We recently surveyed 1,000 readers to find out what motivates them to donate, and are now sharing those findings.... Read more

  3. What is technical debt, and why should you pay attention to it?

    This is the first post in a three-part series on technical debt. In this post, I will address what technical debt is and its impact. The second post will focus on how to avoid incurring technical debt. Lastly, I’ll talk about reducing accrued technical debt in the third post.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia iOS app named an Editor’s Choice

    The Wikipedia iOS app is among the newest to hold the “Editors’ Choice” distinction in Apple’s iTunes store. ... Read more

  5. Three principles in CDA 230 that make Wikipedia possible

    Three principles in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act enable volunteers to collaborate in building the world’s largest online encyclopedia. The current law gives website operators the freedom to review content when necessary, sets consistent national standards for liability, and makes sure small, new platforms can develop and innovate. Congress should not disrupt the balance establis... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation appoints Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer

    Toby Negrin has been with the Wikimedia Foundation since 2013 and brings nearly two decades of experience in research, design, analytics, and product development.... Read more

  7. How to design for low-bandwidth users: a conversation with members of Wikimedia’s Global Reach, Audiences, and Performance teams

    Over the last few years, there have been many additional performance improvements to Wikipedia to improve the experience of low-bandwidth users. In this wide-ranging conversation, Melody Kramer chats with employees across the Wikimedia Foundation who think about offline and intermittent access on a daily basis.... Read more

  8. So -happy to meet you: Advanced searching techniques on Wikimedia sites

    Search engines repurpose certain symbols—like the hyphen and exclamation point—which sometimes leads to unresolvable ambiguity. Nonetheless, advanced searching techniques can help you find what you are looking for!... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  10. Service and equity: A new direction for the Wikimedia movement towards 2030

    By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us.... Read more