Wikipedia

  1. Why I periodically write about the elements on Wikipedia

    Elements are the building blocks that, when combined, constitute the full diversity of chemistry. That’s why I write about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  2. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more

  3. The road not taken: Why I write about horses on Wikipedia

    The “horse bug,” however contracted, is incurable and lifelong. It might even be genetic: my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandfather all worked with horses. In any case, I have it. And that is why I write Wikipedia articles about horses. ... Read more

  4. What is it like to edit Wikipedia when you’re blind? Meet Graham Pearce

    Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day onwiki on tasks that keep the site operating smoothly, such as merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in addition to article writing and editing.... Read more

  5. Wait, what? How a double-agent codenamed Zigzag two-timed everyone

    Eddie Chapman, a former safecracker, worked for both sides in World War II, and had three fiancées. He also may have saved London from many bombings. ... Read more

  6. Wikimedia community in Iraq partners with Asiacell to bring Wikipedia to nearly 12 million subscribers free of mobile data charges

    Community initiative inspires mobile partnership with Asiacell, one of Iraq’s largest mobile operators, to expand access to Wikipedia across Iraq.... Read more

  7. Wikipedia builds a digital library system

    Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing these editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  9. Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts

    Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. ... Read more

  10. A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia

    The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia.... Read more