The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce Victoria Coleman as our new Chief Technology Officer. As the Foundation’s senior technology executive, Victoria will be responsible for setting the vision and strategy for technology and operations behind the Wikimedia projects, in cooperation with the global communities of volunteer contributors, users, and researchers. Her first day is 7….
More than one million formerly broken links in the English Wikipedia have been updated to archived versions from the Wayback Machine, thanks to a partnership between the Internet Archive, volunteers from the Wikipedia community, and the Wikimedia Foundation.
The next hearing in our case against the United States National Security Agency and others over the U.S. government’s Upstream surveillance practices will take place on December 8, 2016, at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery—and as one Wikipedia editor put it, "Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories."
Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.
Photos are a ubiquitous element of Wikipedia's most popular and highest quality articles, and this change means that your phone will only load images as you scroll down a page, rather than on opening a page.