Wikipedia

  1. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  2. Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures)

    Restoration by FunkMonk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodos, and passenger pigeons. We asked why.... Read more

  3. Wait, what? Tarrare, the man with an insatiable appetite

    Painting by Pieter Aertsen via the Google Cultural Institute, public domain/CC0.

    Meals for fifteen, a live cat, snakes, lizards, puppies, and an entire eel—none were off limits.... Read more

  4. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

    Photo by Kike Sempere Barrachina, CC BY-SA 3.0 ES.

    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more

  5. The early vitriolic political campaigns of Richard Nixon, as chronicled by Wikipedia

    Photo via the National Archives and Records Administration, public domain/CC0.

    Richard Nixon is known for his presidency and downfall, but it was his early campaigns that defined his political style and image.... Read more

  6. Vote Wikipedia for ad-free and neutral political information

    Poster by Henry "Hy" Mayer, restored by Adam Cuerden, public domain/CC0.

    If you want to understand how and why red and blue maps of the United States are everywhere on Tuesday, November 8, this article has the whole history, ad-free.... Read more

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

    Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

  8. Wikipedia goes to the movies

    Photo by unknown, restored by Crisco 1492, public domain/CC0.

    The first audiences jumped and shouted when pictures began moving on screens in front of them. It seemed like magic—and movies still flicker with magic in the hearts of many.... Read more

  9. Wikipedian in residence at the Austrian Constitutional Court

    Photo by Manfred Werner ("Tsui"), CC BY-SA 4.0.

    As with many things in life, it can pay to look at things from a new perspective. This holds true for the Wikimedia community’s commitment in the GLAM area—galleries, libraries, archives and museums... Read more

  10. Histropedia: “The power of data visualisation combined with free knowledge”

    Histropedia demo at Wikidata's third birthday party in Berlin. Photo by Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Can you imagine getting a register from Wikipedia of all the notable people born on any given day, not in a list form, but in a chronologically-ordered timeline, with their achievements, photos and birthdays?... Read more