Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

Communications Endowment

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This week, we celebrate not just Wikipedia, but the birth of an idea: that anyone can contribute to the world’s knowledge. Globally, readers and editors are coming together to celebrate, with nearly 150 events across six continents. From editing marathons in Bangladesh….

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What are the most-edited articles through Wikipedia’s history?

Community From the archives Wikipedia

The data will surprise you: Spears near Hitler, creationism alongside feminism, wrestling versus Jesus, and more.

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

Community From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

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Notice of appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a notice of appeal in Wikimedia v. NSA.

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See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Community From the archives Photo contests Wiki Loves Monuments Wikimedia Commons

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed this year's winners, including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more.

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Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

Community From the archives Grantmaking Wikipedia Wikivoyage

We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities. These projects can take….

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Artificial intelligence service “ORES” gives Wikipedians X-ray specs to see through bad edits

Community From the archives MediaWiki Research Technology Wikipedia

When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Affiliates Communications Community From the archives Gender gap Profiles Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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