Wikipedia

  1. Creating and writing sports history on Wikipedia: A Wikipedian’s experience at the Paralympic Games

    Photo by Sport the Library via the Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Documenting the history of the Paralympics Games on Wikipedia with the help of dedicated volunteers.... Read more

  2. Wait, what? Alex, the parrot with a little human brain

    Photo courtesy of the Alex Foundation

    Alex knew the meaning of a hundred English words, could count to six, could answer and even ask questions, how to apologize (when appropriate), and how to protest when people did something he didn’t want.... Read more

  3. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  4. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  5. Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures)

    Restoration by FunkMonk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodos, and passenger pigeons. We asked why.... Read more

  6. Wait, what? Tarrare, the man with an insatiable appetite

    Painting by Pieter Aertsen via the Google Cultural Institute, public domain/CC0.

    Meals for fifteen, a live cat, snakes, lizards, puppies, and an entire eel—none were off limits.... Read more

  7. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

    Photo by Kike Sempere Barrachina, CC BY-SA 3.0 ES.

    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more

  8. The early vitriolic political campaigns of Richard Nixon, as chronicled by Wikipedia

    Photo via the National Archives and Records Administration, public domain/CC0.

    Richard Nixon is known for his presidency and downfall, but it was his early campaigns that defined his political style and image.... Read more

  9. Vote Wikipedia for ad-free and neutral political information

    Poster by Henry "Hy" Mayer, restored by Adam Cuerden, public domain/CC0.

    If you want to understand how and why red and blue maps of the United States are everywhere on Tuesday, November 8, this article has the whole history, ad-free.... Read more

  10. How we partnered with volunteers to clean up copy-paste plagiarism on Wikipedia

    Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Each year, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Tech team opens a community wishlist survey to determine what features and tools are needed most on Wikimedia sites. Last year’s survey brought a new plagiarism detection bot, among other things. What will this year’s bring? Cast your votes now.... Read more