Wikipedia

  1. Vote Wikipedia for ad-free and neutral political information

    Poster by Henry "Hy" Mayer, restored by Adam Cuerden, public domain/CC0.

    If you want to understand how and why red and blue maps of the United States are everywhere on Tuesday, November 8, this article has the whole history, ad-free.... Read more

  2. How we partnered with volunteers to clean up copy-paste plagiarism on Wikipedia

    Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Each year, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Tech team opens a community wishlist survey to determine what features and tools are needed most on Wikimedia sites. Last year’s survey brought a new plagiarism detection bot, among other things. What will this year’s bring? Cast your votes now.... Read more

  3. Wikipedia goes to the movies

    Photo by unknown, restored by Crisco 1492, public domain/CC0.

    The first audiences jumped and shouted when pictures began moving on screens in front of them. It seemed like magic—and movies still flicker with magic in the hearts of many.... Read more

  4. Wikipedian in residence at the Austrian Constitutional Court

    Photo by Manfred Werner ("Tsui"), CC BY-SA 4.0.

    As with many things in life, it can pay to look at things from a new perspective. This holds true for the Wikimedia community’s commitment in the GLAM area—galleries, libraries, archives and museums... Read more

  5. Histropedia: “The power of data visualisation combined with free knowledge”

    Histropedia demo at Wikidata's third birthday party in Berlin. Photo by Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Can you imagine getting a register from Wikipedia of all the notable people born on any given day, not in a list form, but in a chronologically-ordered timeline, with their achievements, photos and birthdays?... Read more

  6. Wikipedia’s medical content: A new era of collaboration

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    Wikipedia’s medical content warrants special attention. This creates a need for novel forms of collaboration and contribution in order to update and improve its content, in order to offer not only free but also reliable medical knowledge.... Read more

  7. New dataset shows fifteen years of Wikipedia’s quality trends

    Drawing by Edward Dana and James Dana via the British Library, public domain/CC0.

    Looking to study how Wikipedia articles have improved over time? We’ve generated a dataset that tracks the quality of articles at monthly intervals over the entire 15-year history of Wikipedia across multiple languages—that’s 670 million assessments!... Read more

  8. Wikipedia community and Internet Archive partner to fix one million broken links on Wikipedia

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    More than one million formerly broken links in the English Wikipedia have been updated to archived versions from the Wayback Machine, thanks to a partnership between the Internet Archive, and volunteers from the Wikipedia community, and the Wikimedia Foundation.... Read more

  9. Wikipedia’s hurricane hunters

    Photo by Julien Mulliez/DFID, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    A small group of Wikipedians provides a large amount of the information about tropical cyclones people read on the internet. We went to them to learn about their motivations and the secret recipe behind their work... Read more

  10. Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections

    Photo by Eurico Zimbres, CC BY-SA 2.5.

    There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality.... Read more