Geneva, Switzerland, 22 October 2020 — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, announced today a collaboration to expand the publ…
WikipediaIn the fight against #COVID19, better information means better health.
Through a new collaboration, @Wikimedia + @WHO are joining forces to expand the public’s access to the latest and most reliable information about the pandemic on Wikipedia. Details ⬇️
WikipediaThe uninhabited Pheasant Island is rarely accessible and alternates governance between France and Spain every six months. (September is France's month, if you were wondering. 🇫🇷) w.wiki/b74
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Wikipedia's coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has outdone most media companies in both content output and page views. Josie Adams spoke to Wikipedian Mike Dickison about what makes the organisation so good at covering these events.
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WikipediaBuilt by humans, for humans.
Wikipedia's extensive knowledge base about #COVID19—thousands upon thousands of words and citations—was put together by unpaid volunteers working around the world.
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WikipediaHave you ever wanted to see one of your photos in a Wikipedia article?
This is your chance: A new campaign is focused on updating Wikipedia pages without photos. You can join it today. Here's how: w.wiki/Mnw
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Since the start of COVID-19, a dedicated global network of volunteers has been creating, updating, and translating Wikipedia articles with vital information about the pandemic. These articles have …
WikipediaSix months ago today, the main article about #COVID19 was created on English Wikipedia. It was only one sentence long.
Today, more than 5,200 articles about the pandemic are available in 175 languages on Wikipedia.
WikipediaOnce upon a time, the British division of the Hoover vaccuum company offered two free plane tickets to the United States—one round trip per person—to any customer purchasing at least £100 in Hoover products.
This went very badly.
WikipediaMuch of Barbara McClintock's research was initially discounted or undervalued. Her work was only widely recognized decades later after other scientists confirmed it, and as a result she won a Nobel Prize. #WomensHistoryMonth
WikipediaKhutulun, a Mongol noblewoman, was a very good wrestler.
So good that she made wagers with male suitors.
If he won? Marriage.
If she won? She'd get some of his horses.
Khutulun went on to amass a herd of over ten thousand horses. #WomensHistoryMonth
Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.
WikipediaOur annual major fundraiser has started! Here's one place your donations go: the development of a 'page previews' feature on desktop. It allows you to take a quick look at a link on Wikipedia before committing to clicking through.
Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that The North Face, an outdoor recreation product company, and Leo Burnett Tailor Made, an ad agency retained by The North Face, unethically manipulated Wi…
WikipediaYesterday, we were disappointed to learn that @thenorthface and @LeoBurnett unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived consumer stunt. 1/