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A new visualization uses Wikipedia pageview data to map celebrity deaths

Last year, the data visualization website The Pudding mapped out Miles Davis’ legacy by sorting through every Wikipedia page that mentioned the jazz legend. It was just one of dozens of visualizations that have been built on Wikipedia data over the past decade. This week, The Pudding released a new visualization that examines Wikipedia pageview increases….

Communications Foundation From the archives

What should journalists know about Wikipedia? A Poynter Institute NewsU webinar

Join us for a Poynter Institute NewsU webinar to help journalists around the world better understand Wikipedia. Here's some additional details on what we're going to talk about on July 12.

From the archives Interview Research

‘Conversations gone awry’—the researchers figuring out when online conversations get out of hand

Did you know that humans make the right guess about 72% of the time, and that indicates that they have an intuition for this task, while also highlighting that the task is far from trivial?

Foundation From the archives

How to hold workshops that are fully remote accessible

Holding workshops in person is challenging, but holding workshops for people in multiple locations is even more so. Design Researcher Abbey Ripstra and Grace Gellerman, the Manager of Program Management, explain how they approached holding a series of remote-accessible meetings.

From the archives Gender gap Interview Wikipedia WikiWomen

The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia's gender gap.

Communications From the archives Interview

Wikimedia engineer contributes several fonts to the Malayalam language

Wikimedia Foundation Engineer Santhosh Thottingal maintains and/or has engineered about 12 high-quality fonts used for writing his native language, Malayalam. We reached out to Thottingal to learn more about creating fonts, and his other projects related to digital access.

Board Communications Foundation From the archives

On the year where "a very fundamental human right—the right to access information" was challenged: Raju Narisetti, Wikimedia Foundation Board member

New Wikimedia Foundation board member Raju Narisetti says, “We will look back at 2017 as a year where there were systematic and sustained challenges worldwide to a very fundamental human right—the right to access information.” We talk with him about some of the challenges the Wikimedia projects may face.

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Why I series Wikipedia

From Sesame Street to Maya Angelou, this Wikipedian digs deeper

Christine Meyer, better known to Wikipedians as FigureSkatingFan, has worked on many of the English Wikipedia's articles about Sesame Street. We asked why.