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Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

Communications Endowment

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This week, we celebrate not just Wikipedia, but the birth of an idea: that anyone can contribute to the world’s knowledge. Globally, readers and editors are coming together to celebrate, with nearly 150 events across six continents. From editing marathons in Bangladesh….

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

Community From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

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See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Community From the archives Photo contests Wiki Loves Monuments Wikimedia Commons

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed this year's winners, including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Affiliates Communications Community From the archives Gender gap Profiles Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

Communications From the archives News on Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia's editors were quick to react to the news.

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The first smile and photobomb ever photographed

Communications Community From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Six months of work at the National Library of Wales is already showing great benefits.

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Hundreds of “black hat” English Wikipedia accounts blocked following investigation

Communications Community From the archives Wikipedia

After weeks of investigation, volunteer editors on English Wikipedia announced today that they blocked 381 user accounts for undisclosed paid advocacy.

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Despite headlines, frequent edits don’t cause inaccuracy

Communications From the archives Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit. It didn’t surprise us to learn that articles considered to be controversial are frequently edited.

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Top 10 Most Edited Pages on Wikipedia in 2014

From the archives Year in Review

Wikipedia is the world’s largest free knowledge resource, but what makes it so unique is its dynamism–it is a living, breathing knowledge network that changes all the time, thanks to hundreds of thousands of editors around the world who keep it growing and current. ... Here are the top 10 most edited pages on English-language Wikipedia in 2014. Many of the topics are to be expected, like Deaths in 2014 or the Israel-Gaza Conflict. (...)

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