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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

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

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

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

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

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

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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For Rexford Nkansah, Wikipedia represents the future of education for his country

Despite its growing economy, Ghana is not the first place one would associate with technology, but for 20-year-old native Rexford Nkansah, it’s second nature. “In Ghana you don’t have hobbies like skiing or going to restaurants,” he says. “So these are the little things I do to keep myself busy.” The youngest of five, Rexford….

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Recent events with Russian Wikipedia

On Tuesday, July 10, the Russian Wikipedia community made a decision to blackout their project for 24 hours to protest a piece of legislation before the Russian Duma. The legislation, which has since been passed (although with important amendments) could threaten the mission of the Wikimedia projects in Russia – to spread free knowledge globally.….

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