Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  1. How Wikimedia helped mobile web readers save on data

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    Photos are a ubiquitous element of Wikipedia’s most popular and highest quality articles, and this change means that your phone will only load images as you scroll down a page, rather than on opening a page.... Read more

  2. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

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    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  3. Wikipedia has all the Emmy facts you want, commercial-free

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    If a show you haven’t watched yet or a person you haven’t seen before wins, you can jump on a second screen to a Wikipedia article and learn about them.... Read more

  4. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: David García

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    David Garcia has seen the Spanish Wikipedia grow from 10,000 to 1.3 million articles over the last thirteen years. He’s created over 2,200 of them himself.... Read more

  5. Victory in Brazil as court rules in favor of Wikimedia Foundation

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    We are happy to announce that the 6th Civil Court of Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in an injunction claim filed by Brazilian musician Rosanah Fienngo. ... Read more

  6. In an attempt to modernize copyright laws, the European Commission forgets about users

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    The European Commission’s leaked plans for EU copyright reform show that their primary concern is rightsholder revenue, with the public’s interest in accessing and sharing knowledge taking a back seat.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2016

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    AI-generated articles and research ethics; anonymous edits and vandalism fighting ethics
    With contributions by: Denny Vrandečić and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  8. Peter Baldwin, professor and philanthropist, is appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

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    Baldwin is the third member of a board entrusted with overseeing the permanent source of funding created to ensure Wikipedia thrives for generations to come.... Read more

  9. As NASA’s latest mission heads to space, these editors will chronicle its journey and results in the years to come

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    Two Wikipedia editors speak about NASA’s mission to bring back asteroid samples, Wikipedia’s coverage of space-related topics, and what you can do to help.... Read more

  10. Why I write about castles on Wikipedia

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    Hchc2009 has written two featured and dozens of good articles on the English Wikipedia, markers attained only after a peer review from fellow editors. Here, they discuss what motivates them to write about castles—the medieval fortified structures that have played important military, economic and social roles across Europe.... Read more