"Dare to be different, yet hold your head high": The impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

Data analytics From the archives News on Wikipedia 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)

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

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

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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Save the safe harbors that power the open web

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation advocates to the U.S. Copyright Office for the preservation of protections from copyright liability for intermediaries, and against turning intermediaries into copyright police.

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News on Wikipedia: How a world of volunteers dove into the leaked Panama Papers

From the archives News on Wikipedia Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian's report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.

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Introducing the unique devices dataset: a new way to estimate reach on Wikimedia projects

Data analytics From the archives Technology

With the unique devices dataset, we’ve been able to quantify the shift to mobile across all projects. In almost all Wikimedia projects, more than half of our unique devices are accessing content using the mobile sites.

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Wikimedia Highlights, February 2016

Communications Community From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in February 2016: Recording romanticism and filling Wikimedia Commons with 19th century music; What’s TPP? The problematic partnership; #BlackLifeMatters edit-a-thon bolsters Wikipedia’s coverage of black history.

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It "revolutionized the way German-speaking people inform themselves about the world": Fifteen years of the German Wikipedia

Community From the archives Interview Wikipedia

It's been so revolutionary that it has even become the de facto replacement for the Brockhaus—the German equivalent of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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New Wikipedia app for iOS puts the joy of exploration in your hand

From the archives Mobile Technology

Our new Wikipedia app for iOS features major design and usability improvements, including the new Explore feed.

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Wikipedia’s coverage of essential vaccines is expanding

Community Technology Wikipedia

The Medical Translation Task Force has boosted its productivity by 17% and increased the amount of health care content by using the content translation tool. Rather than handing out a Microsoft Word document full of Wikimedia markup for translation, translators are being coached on how to use the content translation tool. As a new process, this….

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