Wikipedia

  1. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    Photograph courtesy of Shalor Toncray.

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  2. WikiIndaba 2017: A continent gathers to chart a path forward

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    A regional conference of African Wikimedians, WikiIndaba was held on 20–22 January. It is named for the Zulu tradition of gathering the Indunas (chiefs) to determine problems and find ways forward. ... Read more

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

    Visualization by Hoshi Ludwig, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

  4. 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

  5. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

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    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  6. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

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    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  7. 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

  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. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

    Painting by Vincent van Gogh, public domain/CC0.

    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  10. Wikipedia will talk to you: Wikispeech

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    The development of Wikispeech, a new MediaWiki extension, has started, and by 2017 Wikipedia should be able to talk to you. The project will bring together existing language resources and develop a functioning text-to-speech solution for Swedish, English and Arabic.... Read more