Technology

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

    The history of page previews.... Read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Confound it!—Supporting languages with multiple writing systems

    Many of the languages of the world use two or more writing systems, like the familiar Arabic, Cyrillic, or Latin scripts. Supporting those languages and those scripts—for reading, editing, and searching—can be a real challenge.... Read more

  10. New Wikipedia feature gives you the power to choose whatever language you want

    A new feature makes it easier for English-speaking Wikipedia readers to find versions of the article they’re reading in other languages. To mark the occasion, Amir Aharoni of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team details the history of interlanguage links on Wikipedia and details what went into the new feature.... Read more