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Setting the record straight—WT:Social is not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation

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As of late, we have received several questions about the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia’s affiliation with WT:Social. The recently launched WT:Social is related to WikiTribune, a venture independently initiated by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation are separate and independent from WT:Social. We have no connection to the social networking site. The….

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Welcome to Wikipedia! Here’s what we’re doing to help you stick around

Research Wikipedia

Someone signing up to edit a Wikipedia page for the first time may feel a bit like a visitor to a new planet—excited, to be sure, but wildly overwhelmed. Many new editors must wonder: Just how many millions of articles are in this vast online resource? And which of those millions of articles need that….

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Thanks for the thanks! Examining the efficacy of Wikipedia’s thanks feature

Research Technology Wikipedia

Much like Asgard, Wikipedia is not a place but a people. Specifically, an extensive community of volunteers from around the world who donate their time each day to building, curating, and watching over the largest collection of knowledge ever assembled. Unlike Asgard, the people who contribute to Wikipedia often only rarely meet outside of the….

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Malicious attack on Wikipedia—What we know, and what we’re doing

Wikipedia

Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and restore access to the site. As one of the world’s most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes attracts “bad faith” actors.….

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Idil Keysan illustrates Wikipedia, “the brain of the world,” in a set of gifs

Communications Wikipedia

Idil Keysan is a Turkish artist and illustrator known for her playful and relatable animated work on Giphy, the GIF-hosting platform. Idil’s keen understanding of what’s trending and how audiences interact with gifs have helped her work get over two billion views on the website. Her fun, charming, brightly colored illustrations are inspired by “famous….

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Farhad Fatkullin, 2018 Wikimedian of the Year, looks back on his successes and forward to what’s next

Community Wikipedia

One year ago, Farhad Fatkullin was at home gifting his time to simultaneously translating the speeches being given at Wikimania, the annual conference that celebrates Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects, and the volunteers who contribute to them. Up on stage for the closing ceremony was Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia who at each year gives….

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Фәрһад Фәткуллин: “Ел Викимедиачысы 2018” ирешелгәне һәм киләчәккә планнары турында

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Үткән елгы Викимания конференциясе чыгышларын Фәрһад Фәткуллин үз өеннән синхрон рәвештә тәрҗемә итеп торды. Видео-трансляцияне карап була, тик Россиянең төрле регионнарында яшәүче вики-волонтёрларының зур өлеше инглизчәне белми. Чит ил телләрендәге Википедия һәм башка Викимедиа проектлары бүлекләрен үстерүче иреклеләр нәрсә турында сөйләшкән-уйлашканнарны да аңларга мөмкинлек тудырырга теләде ул. Конференциянең ябылу мөрәсиме бара иде. Сәхнәдә — Википедиянең….

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Викимедиец 2018 года Фархад Фаткуллин о достигнутом и планах на будущее

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Год назад Фархад Фаткуллин находился дома и осуществлял синхронный перевод выступлений, которые делались в ходе ежегодной конференции Викимания. Ему захотелось дать волонтёрам из разных уголков России возможность не только увидеть, но и понять, о чём говорят их иностранные коллеги, развивающие своим добровольным вкладом Википедии и прочие проекты Викимедиа на других языках. Шла церемония закрытия конференции.….

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The Equal Edit: Making Swedish history on Wikipedia more gender equal

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For centuries, much of our recorded history has been written by men. Even in Sweden, which is considered a leader in gender equity, less than ten percent of the people mentioned in the main article about Swedish history on the Swedish language Wikipedia, “Sveriges historia”, are women. With Wikimania, the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and….

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Four open design methods we used to improve Wikipedia’s iOS app

Mobile Technology Wikipedia

Wikipedia is built and edited by the collaborative efforts of volunteers around the world. When it came time to improve the editing features on Wikipedia’s iOS app, we here on the Wikimedia Foundation’s iOS team wanted to ensure that our design process reflected that and the values of our organization, including our design principles. To….

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