Wikipedia

  1. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Ester Rada, an Israeli musician who now has an article on the Spanish Wikipedia. Photo by Oren Rozen, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  2. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

    Photo by Diliff, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  3. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Photo by the BBC/Henry Iddon via Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  4. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

    Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls, public domain/CC0.

    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  5. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

    Painting by Vincent van Gogh, public domain/CC0.

    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  6. News on Wikipedia: Wikipedians track the Dakota Access Pipeline

    "Stand with Standing Rock" protest in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline has been the subject of significant controversy in recent months. Wikipedians are chronicling the story as it unfolds with neutral and factual information.... Read more

  7. Creating and writing sports history on Wikipedia: A Wikipedian’s experience at the Paralympic Games

    Photo by Sport the Library via the Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Documenting the history of the Paralympics Games on Wikipedia with the help of dedicated volunteers.... Read more

  8. Wait, what? Alex, the parrot with a little human brain

    Photo courtesy of the Alex Foundation

    Alex knew the meaning of a hundred English words, could count to six, could answer and even ask questions, how to apologize (when appropriate), and how to protest when people did something he didn’t want.... Read more

  9. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  10. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more