Wikipedia

  1. #100wikidays challenge inspires thousands of new Wikipedia articles

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    Is it possible to create a new article on Wikipedia every day for 100 consecutive days? The answer is yes. Wikipedians from around the world have taken on this challenge and created over seven thousand articles. ... Read more

  2. Interaction principles for online collaboration

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    Working with others online can be complicated. In an effort to make communication on the Wikimedia projects more friendly and productive, we propose five principles for collaboration.... Read more

  3. How Wikimedia helped mobile web readers save on data

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    Photos are a ubiquitous element of Wikipedia’s most popular and highest quality articles, and this change means that your phone will only load images as you scroll down a page, rather than on opening a page.... Read more

  4. As NASA’s latest mission heads to space, these editors will chronicle its journey and results in the years to come

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    Two Wikipedia editors speak about NASA’s mission to bring back asteroid samples, Wikipedia’s coverage of space-related topics, and what you can do to help.... Read more

  5. Why I write about castles on Wikipedia

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    Hchc2009 has written two featured and dozens of good articles on the English Wikipedia, markers attained only after a peer review from fellow editors. Here, they discuss what motivates them to write about castles—the medieval fortified structures that have played important military, economic and social roles across Europe.... Read more

  6. On Wikipedia, Olympics popularity depended on your language

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    Wikipedia page view data shows that we love the Olympics, but also love our own Olympics and Olympians.... Read more

  7. Wiki Loves Monuments needs you to help preserve historical memory for future generations

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    The largest photography competition in the world aims to document the monuments and cultural heritage sites of today for others to enjoy tomorrow. It’s being held right now, and you can contribute.... Read more

  8. Community digest: Wikimedia Commons provides an outlet for art students to create and exhibit art; news in brief

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    Art students from Beit Berl College in Israel are using Wikimedia Commons as a resource for their study and a platform to exhibit their work.... Read more

  9. Help put a time capsule of free knowledge on the Moon

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    With Wikipedia to the moon, the international Wikipedia community has been given the opportunity to preserve a snapshot of the largest collection of human knowledge in history as a lunar time capsule—and you can still help decide which articles will make it there. ... Read more

  10. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

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    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more