Wikimedia

  1. 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 an error.... Read more

  2. Wiki Loves Archives: Citizen participation helps rescue damaged archival resources

    At Wikimania Montreal last month, BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada invited Montrealers to digitize iconographic archives in peril. Photographic negatives dating back to the beginning of the century were rapidly oxidizing, and the digitization of these archives was urgent. One hundred volunteers came to the rescue of these memories of Quebec.... Read more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 on his wedding day and busy work days.... Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. How we encouraged people to freely license their solar eclipse photos for the future

    The recent total solar eclipse captured the imagination of millions. We hoped to get people to share that wonder and joy through freely licensed imagery on Wikimedia Commons—and as it turns out, we only had to ask.... Read more

  9. Wikipedia, search, and the “Цкщтп” keyboard

    People sometimes search for things on Wikipedia that look like gibberish. Unlocking that mystery was up to Trey Jones, a senior software engineer who spends a lot of time uncovering the secrets of search on Wikipedia. ... Read more

  10. Everything you need to know about photographing the solar eclipse and putting the results on Wikimedia Commons

    How should people document the eclipse to remember it for years to come? How might we think about creating a public photographic record of the eclipse so that people in future years can experience the eclipse? That’s where Wikimedia Commons and long-time editor Juliancolton come in.... Read more