Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  1. The end of ownership? Rethinking digital property to favor consumers at a Yale ISP talk

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    In November 2016, a member of the Foundation’s legal team visited Yale Law School’s Information Society Project for a presentation on issues with licensing schemes for digital products.... Read more

  2. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

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    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  3. Coming soon: A global community survey to learn how to best support Wikimedians

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    The new survey, called Community Engagement Insights, is part of the Foundation’s annual plan. It was developed with input from 13 different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation and tested with Wikimedia volunteers. The opinions gathered will directly affect how the Foundation supports Wikimedia communities. ... Read more

  4. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

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    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more

  6. Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge

    Photo by Joseph Zakarian/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Banat has made over a hundred thousand edits and helped expand the Arabic Wikipedia while using zero-rate mobile data.... Read more

  7. Our top posts of 2016: Wikimedia community takes center stage

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    Community-focused pieces fill our list of most-read and best posts from the last year.... Read more

  8. No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter.

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    We are not in a post-fact world. Facts matter, and we are committed to this now more than ever.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2016

    Privacy risks as perceived by Tor users and Wikipedians, and other recent research.... Read more

  10. Introducing Montage, the web platform used to help judge the world’s largest photo competition

    Image courtesy of the Montage team.

    Imagine, for a moment, what it takes to organize a competition with a quarter of a million contestants participating in over 40 different national campaigns around the world. How do you build tools for this unconventional process while still keeping it flexible and open for organizers to decide how to run their competitions? This year, the international team of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) organizer... Read more