Wikipedia

  1. How we designed page previews for Wikipedia — and what could be done with them in the future

    Yesterday, we released a new feature for Wikipedia’s readers on desktop—page previews. Here’s a few design nuances behind this feature.... Read more

  2. Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

    Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.... Read more

  3. Mexican Ministry of Culture and Wikimedia Mexico partner to preserve Mexican culture and heritage

    “We are excited to continue to expand Wikipedia’s free knowledge alongside one of the leading keepers of culture in my country,” says Iván Martínez, President of Wikimedia Mexico.... Read more

  4. Stephen Hawking leads Wikipedia’s most popular articles of March

    A list of the ten most popular articles on the English Wikipedia in March 2018, with some notes on why they were popular.... Read more

  5. What are the ten most cited sources on Wikipedia? Let’s ask the data.

    A new dataset of fifteen million records documents source usage in Wikipedia by identifier and across languages.... Read more

  6. Building a better #1Lib1Ref

    The campaign’s third year was better than ever—here’s how you can get involved.... Read more

  7. Victory in Italy: Wikimedia wins lawsuit against former Minister of Defense

    The Rome Court of Appeals has ruled strongly in Wikimedia’s favor in Previti v. Wikimedia Foundation. It protected accurate, well-sourced articles, and held that when someone has a concern, they should work through community processes, not try to bypass them with legal demands.... Read more

  8. Have you ever read Wikipedia’s article on Lady Gaga?

    Meet Wikipedia user “FrB.TG,” also known as Frankie.... Read more

  9. Why the world reads Wikipedia: What we learned about reader motivation from a recent research study

    Wikimedia’s mission is to provide educational content and to effectively disseminate it. Doing so requires understanding the needs and motivations of the people who read Wikipedia. In this blog post, we discuss what we learned about Wikipedia reader motivations and needs across 14 languages from a recent research study.... Read more

  10. James Heilman on expanding the reach of Wikipedia’s medical information

    A conversation with emergency room physician James Heilman, who is working to get medical information into Internet-in-a-Box—a physical device that provides Wikipedia and other content in areas without internet access. ... Read more