A group of men celebrate with the World Cup trophy amidst a shower of confetti

Wikipedia’s most-popular articles of 2018 show that pop culture rules over us all

Wikipedia Year in Review

People visited Wikipedia over 190 billion times in 2018 alone, many motivated by the encyclopedia’s wealth of in-depth articles about topics you didn’t know enough about. But in looking at the English Wikipedia’s most-popular articles of 2018, it’s clear that one motivation reigned supreme. People wanted to keep up with the popular culture moments happening….

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Five ways academics can contribute to Wikipedia

Community Gender gap Wikipedia

In recent weeks, the world learned about Dr. Donna Strickland, only the third woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. It also learned that Wikipedia lacked an article on Strickland amongst its over five million articles. Wikipedia subsequently received justifiable criticism for its low percentage of female editors, its editing culture, and its….

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Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

Community From the archives Offline access Wikipedia

There are villages in the Ecuadorian Andes that are so small you cannot find them on a map. Cajas Juridica is one such place, located just 13km north of the equator. But two engineering students, Joshua Salazar and Jorge Vega, and the staff of Yachay Tech University have figured out a way to give discarded….

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Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Wikipedia

By day, Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist best known for her work on “polymer-based, circularly polarising, light-emitting diodes.” But in the evenings (and on the weekends, and as other time permits) Dr. Wade is a strong advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM subjects, speaking at conferences and starting a campaign on Wikipedia to promote more early-career women….

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New interaction timeline improves investigation of harassment cases

Community Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

The new interaction timeline tool is a way to look at two contributors’ editing history—where they have interacted, when, and how often. This can help add clarity when reviewing reports of harassment and abuse, and takes some of the burden off both the people reviewing problems, and the people reporting them.

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What should journalists know about Wikipedia? A Poynter Institute NewsU webinar

Communications Foundation From the archives

Join us for a Poynter Institute NewsU webinar to help journalists around the world better understand Wikipedia. Here's some additional details on what we're going to talk about on July 12.

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Interactive maps, now in your language

Foundation From the archives Technology

Newly available on all Wikimedia wikis: embeddable maps that make the world a little easier to understand.

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For these Wikipedia editors, ancient Egyptian pyramids are more than a symbol

Community From the archives Profiles Wikipedia

Two of Wikipedia's editors speak out about what motivates them to write about ancient Egypt on Wikipedia.

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Sam Oye - Wiki Indaba 2017

The insights series: Sam Oyeyele

Community From the archives Wikipedia

Interviews with Wikimedians from emerging communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, sharing their experiences of Wikimedia Conference 2018 and what the free knowledge movement means to them.

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