Technology

  1. Powerful new search tools help edit patrollers find their targets

    Fact one: Human editors made about 15 million edits to the wikis in March—almost a half million edits a day. If each of those edits took just 10 seconds to review, then checking one day’s changes would require 1,344 hours, or 168 eight-hour workdays.
    Fact two: New editors to the wikis are more likely than others to withdraw from wiki work when their contributions are reverted during edit rev... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  3. Editing will temporarily pause for a failover test

    We are planning a test to find out how quickly and reliably we can transfer all application server traffic and tightly coupled service dependencies to the secondary data center. During this, Wikimedia sites will be placed in read-only mode for two short periods.... Read more

  4. Share your photography with the world with the newly improved Wikimedia Commons Android app

    The second version of the Wikimedia Commons Android app has been released; the app now has several new features alongside improvements and multiple bug fixes.... Read more

  5. Search: all of the new bright and shiny objects

    We’re starting to test out some really cool features that will enable some fun and fascinating clicking—down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia REST API hits 1.0

    Wikimedia’s content and metadata in machine-readable formats, at scale.... Read more

  7. How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research

    The Wikimedia Foundation and more than 60 other organizations and scholarly publishers announce the I4OC initiative, making scholarly citation data freely available for anyone to access and reuse.... Read more

  8. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  9. Looking back on the 2017 Wikimedia Developer Summit

    Taking place on January 9–11 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California, the summit featured 179 participants from 30 countries.... Read more

  10. Announcing Keyholder: Secure, shared shell access

    The new software is a ssh-agent proxy that allows a group of trusted users to share an SSH identity without exposing the contents of that identity’s private key.... Read more