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

  1. Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of harassment on Wikipedia

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    A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia.... Read more

  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

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    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

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    The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.... Read more

  4. Pre-university students contribute to Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2016

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    From November 2016 to January 2017, 192 students worked on 424 Wikimedia tasks with the help of 46 Wikimedia community mentors.... Read more

  5. Hiring a data scientist

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    We recently needed to backfill a data analyst position at the Wikimedia Foundation. If you’ve hired for this type of position in the past, you know that this is no easy task. Based on our successful hiring process, we’d like to share what we learned, and how we drew on existing resources to synthesize a better approach to interviewing and hiring a new member of our team.... Read more

  6. Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation’s updated Donor Privacy Policy

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    Protecting the personal information of users, donors, and community members around the globe is a top priority.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Dutch Wikipedia rewards prolific contributors with owls; news in brief

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    The Dutch Wikipedia community shows appreciation to their best contributors each year with little statues of owls. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from MediaWiki and Phabricator, new grants program opens for applications, Wikipedia events around the world, and more.... Read more

  8. Knowledge knows no boundaries

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    The Wikimedia Foundation is headquartered in the U.S., where we have unique freedoms that are essential to supporting the Wikimedia projects. But our mission is global. We strongly urge the U.S. administration to withdraw the recent executive order restricting travel and immigration from certain nations, and closing the doors to many refugees. ... Read more

  9. 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

  10. Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community

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    Grant supports development of more advanced tools for volunteers and staff to reduce harassing behavior on Wikipedia and block harassers from the site.... Read more