How we encouraged people to freely license their solar eclipse photos for the future

The recent total solar eclipse captured the imagination of millions. We hoped to get people to share that wonder and joy through freely licensed imagery on Wikimedia Commons—and as it turns out, we only had to ask.

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Vitor Mazuco

Vitor Mazuco and the fandom that drives his Wikipedia editing

Vitor Mazuco is a veteran Wikipedian, Education Program leader, and community leader in São Paulo, Brazil. But it is his love for a certain celebrity that has helped to propel him into becoming one of the Portuguese Wikipedia’s most active contributors.

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The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly

The so-called "Butterfly Wikimedian" created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia's coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.

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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Why we’re here and where we’re going

The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of readers and contributors who share and consume information on Wikipedia and the other free-knowledge projects. Privacy and anonymity are crucial to the free sharing of knowledge. Mass surveillance erodes our privacy and individualism, and undermines our expressive and associational freedoms.

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“Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.

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You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library program.

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Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.

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Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

The English Wikipedia's list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year's #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain's queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.

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Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors' interests.

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News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.

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