Wikipedia

  1. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    Photograph courtesy of Shalor Toncray.

    “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

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

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    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

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

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    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

  4. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

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    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  5. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Ester Rada, an Israeli musician who now has an article on the Spanish Wikipedia. Photo by Oren Rozen, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  6. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

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    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  7. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Photo by the BBC/Henry Iddon via Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  8. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  9. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  10. News on Wikipedia: Wikipedians track the Dakota Access Pipeline

    "Stand with Standing Rock" protest in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline has been the subject of significant controversy in recent months. Wikipedians are chronicling the story as it unfolds with neutral and factual information.... Read more