The more you contribute to Wikipedia, the more knowledge you gain: Ted Yoo

Community From the archives Profiles

It takes years of effort to find yourself on the list of Wikipedia’s most prolific contributors. We talked to Ted Yoo, who has made 300,000 edits on the Korean Wikipedia, to learn about the motivation that has kept him actively editing for so long.

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The insights series: Felix Nartey

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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You asked, so we built it: Synced reading lists for Wikipedia’s Android and iOS apps

From the archives Technology

Users on both apps can now bookmark articles, organize them into lists of articles, and share those lists across devices.

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Minister Ahmet Arslan: Wikipedia is open for improvement by anyone around the world, and should be open for editors in Turkey

Communications Foundation From the archives

The Wikimedia Foundation is deeply concerned about recent statements attributed to the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet Arslan from Friday, the 18th of May, regarding the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. The Minister’s comments seriously misrepresent Wikipedia’s open editing model and efforts undertaken by the Wikimedia Foundation to lift the block.

To address these concerns, the Wikimedia Foundation has issued the following letter to Minister Arslan. We are publishing this letter openly here to further address any public confusion surrounding the Minister’s comments.

For a year, the people of Turkey have not been able to learn from, share, or contribute knowledge on Wikipedia. Without participation from Turkey, the world suffers. We remain committed to restoring access to Wikipedia in full for the people of Turkey. #WeMissTurkey

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Exploring offline access to Wikipedia: WikiFundi, an editing tool for remote schools

Community Foundation From the archives Offline access

The latest installment of our offline access series sees the Wikimedia Foundation's Anne Gomez talking about WikiFundi, an offline editing tool for remote schools, with Florence Devouard, one of its project managers.

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A mockup of the new page previews feature, using the English Wikipedia's article on the Andromedia Galaxy.

Here’s everything we published from the design, development, and data process for the page previews feature

Features From the archives Technology Wikipedia

As an open and transparent organization, most of our documentation is placed online, able to be viewed and emulated by anyone. Here's a list of the documentation for one of our recently released features.

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Hello, my name is ________: Searching for names is not always straightforward

Foundation From the archives Technology

Names can be surprisingly complicated. What you think of as “your name” is probably a constellation of variations on a theme—possibly with a few random bits and bobs mixed in for good measure. Names that travel across cultures, languages, or writing systems cause all sorts of additional complications.

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Why I write about women on Wikipedia

Community From the archives Why I series Wikipedia

Wikipedia volunteer editor "SusunW" delves into the reasons why she has written hundreds of article about women.

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A snapshot of Wikimedia education activities in Asia

Education Foundation From the archives

The Wikimedia Foundation's Nichole Saad conducted a site visit to Nepal, India, and Taiwan to pilot a new way to help program leaders: in-context support. Why is this approach important? What did we learn in this trip? How is this shaping the way we offer program support in our efforts to support education?

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