We talked to the Wikipedian who has been following live updates on the Battle of Mosul and wanted to help document the news through Wikipedia.... Read more

  1. Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections

    Photo by Eurico Zimbres, CC BY-SA 2.5.

    There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality.... Read more

  2. A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

    Photoby Sergey Tarasenko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery, and as one Wikipedia editor put it, “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories.”... Read more

  3. People all over the world have yet to discover Wikipedia. We went to them to find out why.

    Photo by Zachary McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    We went to India, Nigeria, and Mexico to reach the young, mobile, and search-dependent, and found that Wikipedia brand recognition and awareness were less than 50% of surveyed participants in all three countries. In India and Nigeria, over 75% of participants said they had never heard of Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. No internet? No problem! Kiwix celebrates ten years of offline Wikipedia reading

    Photo by Zack McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download a copy of Wikipedia in its entirety for offline reading, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Estonian president-elect’s article now in thirty languages; news in brief

    Photo by  Ireen Trummer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last month during the country’s presidential election.... Read more

  6. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Gareth Owen


    Gareth Owen has been on Wikipedia since its inception. He tells us about his contributions and how Wikipedia has changed over the years.... Read more

  7. New grants program will fund six community-led projects

    Photo by Ken Figlioli, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Selected from a field of thirteen applications, the projects focus on software, offline outreach, and research.... Read more

  8. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Self-portrait, courtesy of Rori.

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  9. When the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is announced, Wikipedia editors will be there to document them

    Photo by Linda meelin,   CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This Friday, Wikipedians around the world will gather for #Wikinobel 2016—a collaborative effort to ensure that as many Wikipedias as possible have an article on this year’s Peace Prize laureate.... Read more

  10. Supporting the future of Wikidata

    Photo by Open Data Institute Knowledge for Everyone, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation will now directly fund basic expenses for Wikidata software development.... Read more