Technology

  1. Brand-new template support for the content translation tool

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    Content Translation is getting a major new feature: completely re-written support for templates, making it to translate templates across languages.... Read more

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

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    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. Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer

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    Victoria brings more than 20 years of experience leading development and strategy for complex technologies at scale. ... Read more

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

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    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

  5. Supporting the future of Wikidata

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    The Wikimedia Foundation will now directly fund basic expenses for Wikidata software development.... Read more

  6. How Wikimedia helped mobile web readers save on data

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    Photos are a ubiquitous element of Wikipedia’s most popular and highest quality articles, and this change means that your phone will only load images as you scroll down a page, rather than on opening a page.... Read more

  7. The most popular browser

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    Looking at the internet through the lens of Wikimedia.... Read more

  8. Opening the door to a new look: improving Wikipedia.org

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    We’ve improved the discoverability of information within the main wikipedia.org portal to make it more contemporary and easier to use. ... Read more

  9. Stripping question marks from Wikimedia searches

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    Do you ask questions on Wikipedia? Would you like better results?... Read more

  10. A better view of Wikipedia content on Google

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    In collaboration with the Foundation’s Strategic Partnerships and Product teams, the Google Search team has improved how Wikipedia results look in Google’s mobile web searches.... Read more