The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.... Read more

  1. You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library program.... Read more

  2. Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

    Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Somou Prize writing contest ends with nearly five hundred new Arabic Wikipedia articles; news in brief

    Arabic Wikipedians have been elevating their game through a new writing contest.... Read more

  4. Powerful new search tools help edit patrollers find their targets

    Fact one: Human editors made about 15 million edits to the wikis in March—almost a half million edits a day. If each of those edits took just 10 seconds to review, then checking one day’s changes would require 1,344 hours, or 168 eight-hour workdays.
    Fact two: New editors to the wikis are more likely than others to withdraw from wiki work when their contributions are reverted during edit rev... Read more

  5. Looking back on World Book and Copyright Day

    This year, the day was celebrated with events and activities happening around the world, focusing on access to information for print disabled people and how information and communications technologies can help to improve it.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia strategy: what has been done, and where are we going?

    During last month’s Wikimedia Foundation’s metrics meeting, held on April 27, Guillaume Paumier shared a brief update on the ongoing Wikimedia movement strategy process. What follows is a close adaptation of the original transcript of the talk. You can also watch the video below; Guillaume’s talk starts at 39:11.... Read more

  9. Bridging Wikimedia and “education for all” at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

    Late last month, educators, tech professionals, and policy makers came together in Paris for Mobile Learning Week, an annual four-day conference that this year was devoted to the problem of “education in emergencies.”... Read more

  10. I realized I was writing for her: mourning my mother through a hundred days of Wikipedia editing

    Everyone has their own reasons for joining 100wikidays. Mine was for mourning.... Read more