Wikipedia

  1. Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

    “Each of their portfolios,” Europeana’s Liam Wyatt says, “demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects.”... Read more

  2. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  3. Research libraries and Wikimedia: A shared commitment to diversity, open knowledge, and community participation

    A new project will model community collaboration in the creation of linked open data, focusing on content related to Indigenous communities of North America.... Read more

  4. Raising awareness for Wikipedia in Iraq

    A discussion with Sarmad Said Yaseen, Iraqi Wikimedian.... Read more

  5. Admittedly loopy but not entirely absurd—Understanding our Search Relevance Survey

    We’re experimenting with machine learning as part of our work to improve search on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This can sometimes lead to amusing or even strange queries for users—but they’re not errors.... Read more

  6. Wait, what? Split brain, when two personalities live in one body

    Is there a medical case in which a person lives with the two hemispheres of their brain separated? Would the two halves disagree, fight, have different views, and even different beliefs?... Read more

  7. Exploring Wikimedia’s gender gap with six contributors from Scandinavia

    Wikipedia aims to offer the sum of all knowledge, but whose knowledge is it? ... Read more

  8. Pranayraj Vangari has written a new Wikipedia article every day for the last year

    Today, Pranayraj Vangari concluded a 365-day challenge where he created a new article on the Telugu Wikipedia every day for the past year—including when he got married.... Read more

  9. A ‘couple’ of Telugu-language Wikimedians: T Sujatha and Sri Ramamurthy

    T Sujatha started, Sri Ramamurthy joined, and now both contribute to Telugu-language Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  10. The great Wikipedia bot-pocalypse: Challenging an established narrative

    Headlines assumed that when Wikipedia bots reverted edits made by other bots, the two were in conflict or ‘fighting’. This assumption sounds reasonable, but it is not the case for an overwhelming majority of bot-bot reverts.... Read more