Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology
Niccolò Caranti hopes that this "will help clarify that 'free license' is not the same thing as 'public domain'; it does not mean 'you can do whatever you want without conditions.' "
Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year
Being awarded for the sixth time, this is the first time two Wikipedians have received the honor together.
In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year
1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons' picture of the year is over.
Freely licensed magic at Eurovision
Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
"Dare to be different, yet hold your head high": The impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia
"Prince is synonymous with indulging in yourself shamelessly and with passion. His music and his cultural impact mean more than words can offer."
"He taught me that being black was more than a color. That despite our circumstances or limitations in life, you could change the world and you could reach out and touch the stars."
"Dare to be different, yet hold your head high."
(Quotes used with permission from the Wikipedia Facebook page)
News on Wikipedia: How a world of volunteers dove into the leaked Panama Papers
Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian's report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.
It "revolutionized the way German-speaking people inform themselves about the world": Fifteen years of the German Wikipedia
It's been so revolutionary that it has even become the de facto replacement for the Brockhaus—the German equivalent of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists
By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.
Pick and choose and Pikachu: 20 years after Pokémon launched, its impact on Wikipedia remains
Years ago, the English Wikipedia was being overrun by a deluge of articles on Pokémon characters and creatures.
What are the most-edited articles through Wikipedia’s history?
The data will surprise you: Spears near Hitler, creationism alongside feminism, wrestling versus Jesus, and more.