Today, the Wikimedia Foundation begins its 2016 year-end contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia. Discover how generous donations from last year’s campaign supported Wikipedia and its sister projects in the past year... Read more

  1. News on Wikipedia: Was the supermoon not so super? Wikimedia editors explain

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    Media sources around the world covered the recent supermoon, and partly as a consequence, its Wikipedia page was visited over 300,000 times on November 14 alone. We talked to astronomers and Wikipedians to learn more about the supermoon.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation’s response to recently compromised staff and community wiki accounts

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    Beginning on Friday, November 11, 2016, wiki accounts belonging to Wikimedia Foundation staff and community members were temporarily compromised. This incident is under investigation, and we will make more information available as we are able to do so.... Read more

  3. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

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    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  4. 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

  5. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

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

  6. Community digest: Practical science experiments are being recorded in high definition for Commons, news in brief

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    High definition videos of chemistry and physics experiments will add more fun to science lessons and theories. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes joint WikiExpeditions by Polish and Czech Wikipedians, results of the WikiCup on the English Wikipedia, news from WikiArabia conference, and more.... Read more

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

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

  8. “Education is crucial for a culture of freedom and success”: Roxana Sordo

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    “As teachers, we are role models for our students, we are agents of change in the digital era. I think it’s fundamental to use new technologies such as Wikipedia in education.”... Read more

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

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    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

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    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