Technology

  1. Content translation tool hits milestone with one hundred thousand articles

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    Since its introduction in January 2015, the Wikimedia Foundation’s content translation tool has been used to translate 100,000 new Wikipedia articles. We asked some users to share their experiences on how this tool helped them.... Read more

  2. All-new notifications page helps Wikimedians focus on what matters most

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    A redesigned notifications page and a raft of new features make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your messages.... Read more

  3. Making articles in all languages more accessible for readers

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    Compact language links are coming to a Wikimedia wiki near you.... Read more

  4. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art

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    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

  5. Providing timely, relevant information on Wikipedia mobile apps

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    The mobile apps team at the Wikimedia Foundation is introducing and looking for input on a new prototype for the iOS app to help Wikipedia readers find and access relevant, timely information on mobile devices. ... Read more

  6. Eight Wikimedia projects in Google Summer of Code 2016

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    Eight students are working on Wikimedia projects for Google Summer of Code 2016.... Read more

  7. Semi-automated content translation is coming to Scandinavian Wikipedias

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    Machine translation between Scandinavian languages with the Wikimedia Foundation’s content translation tool will soon be a reality, allowing every contributor and editor on Wikipedia to help expand free knowledge, regardless of their spoken language.... Read more

  8. Cross-wiki notifications unite a world of messages in one window

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    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Collaboration team has developed “cross-wiki notifications,” a tool that will simplify the editing experience for Wikipedia users by allowing them to get updates from all of the projects they contribute to.... Read more

  9. “It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

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    The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Hackathon finds in Jerusalem a fertile ground for experimentation

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    The first non-European Wikimedia Hackathon was a smashing success, as were the nearby WikiArabia meetups in Amman and Ramallah.... Read more