Technology

  1. How a new data center in Singapore is helping people access Wikipedia around the globe

    To better serve the needs of users in the Asia-Pacific region, the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new data center site deployment in Singapore.... Read more

  2. After hitting 300,000 translations, what’s next for our content translation tool?

    Volunteer community members have used our content translation tool to create over 300,000 articles, thereby spreading knowledge across language barriers. The tool has had already a positive impact in many Wikipedia communities, and now the Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team is working on a new and improved version.... Read more

  3. Why it took a long time to build that tiny link preview on Wikipedia

    The history of page previews.... Read more

  4. How we designed page previews for Wikipedia — and what could be done with them in the future

    Yesterday, we released a new feature for Wikipedia’s readers on desktop—page previews. Here’s a few design nuances behind this feature.... Read more

  5. Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

    Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.... Read more

  6. Making women more visible online—with Wikidata tools!

    To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Wikimedians around the world make a concerted effort each March to add and edit articles about women in Wikipedia. You can also have an impact (and fun!) by adding information about women to Wikidata, Wikimedia’s multilingual knowledge base. And there are quite a few interesting and fun, volunteer-developed tools t... Read more

  7. PM’ing in public

    Josh Minor on the pros and cons of—and what’s unique about—being a product manager at the Wikimedia Foundation.... Read more

  8. It’s now easier to craft content for mobile devices: Responsive web design at the Wikipedia scale

    A technology for editors to format content for mobile presentation.... Read more

  9. Pre-university students contribute to Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2017

    From November 2017 to January 2018, 300 students worked on 760 Wikimedia tasks with the help of 51 Wikimedia community mentors.... Read more

  10. How we’re using machine learning to visually enrich Wikidata

    Only 2.5 million of 45 million Wikidata items have an image attached. A new algorithm helps people find relevant and high-quality images to add to Wikidata items.... Read more