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Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives to Wikipedia’s future

Craig Newmark has given much to the world of open-source and free information in the past. Now the founder of craigslist and craigconnects is giving to the future of Wikipedia, which he says “is where facts go to live.” Newmark is giving one million dollars—the largest gift yet—to the Wikimedia Endowment, the fund announced earlier this year as a….

Community From the archives Interview News on Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons

Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

art and feminism edit-a-thon 2015

From the archives MediaWiki Technology

Cross-wiki notifications unite a world of messages in one window

The Wikimedia Foundation's Collaboration team has developed "cross-wiki notifications," a tool that will simplify the editing experience for Wikipedia users by allowing them to get updates from all of the projects they contribute to.

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Annette Campbell-White named to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

Annette Campbell-White, a successful venture capitalist and longtime supporter of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, is joining the new Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board as its second founding member after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. “Wikipedia stands alone in the online world, providing information and knowledge to anyone, anywhere, without cost. As a reference and educational tool,….

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Reply filed in Wikimedia v. NSA appeal

Updates on our lawsuit against the United States' National Security Agency.

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“It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

The wiki's importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.

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Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and compelling story of collaboration between Wikipedia and libraries.

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"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)

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Announcing a new informational resource on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA and government surveillance

We have released a new landing page for Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, and the government has filed their response to our opening appeal brief.

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