Wikipedia

  1. What do you call a homepage? Incorporating indigenous knowledge into Wikipedia

    The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation is working with Wikimedia Canada and other partners to create a Wikipedia of their own, a project that includes everything from writing out their culture’s history, to creating new words for concepts like “homepage,” to deciding if Wikipedia is animated (or not).... Read more

  2. You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library program.... Read more

  3. Powerful new search tools help edit patrollers find their targets

    Fact one: Human editors made about 15 million edits to the wikis in March—almost a half million edits a day. If each of those edits took just 10 seconds to review, then checking one day’s changes would require 1,344 hours, or 168 eight-hour workdays.
    Fact two: New editors to the wikis are more likely than others to withdraw from wiki work when their contributions are reverted during edit rev... Read more

  4. Looking back on World Book and Copyright Day

    This year, the day was celebrated with events and activities happening around the world, focusing on access to information for print disabled people and how information and communications technologies can help to improve it.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  6. Could posting about women’s history grow our female audience for the future?

    We had a simple question: what would happen if we spent all of Women’s History Month promoting social media posts about women?... Read more

  7. Editing will temporarily pause for a failover test

    We are planning a test to find out how quickly and reliably we can transfer all application server traffic and tightly coupled service dependencies to the secondary data center. During this, Wikimedia sites will be placed in read-only mode for two short periods.... Read more

  8. Why I spend my Sundays photographing Kolkata

    When I go out almost every Sunday to shoot various places in and around my city, people often ask me why I do it. I tell that that I am just trying to illustrate the reference they use every day—Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. You can go anywhere on the Wikimedia projects, but where is Wikimedia going?

    Wikimedia movement begins discussion around what Wikimedia will look like in 2030.... Read more

  10. Search: all of the new bright and shiny objects

    We’re starting to test out some really cool features that will enable some fun and fascinating clicking—down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia.... Read more