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Wikipedia over Tor? Alec Muffett experiments with an Onion Wikipedia site

Alec Muffett, a director of the Open Rights Group and an ex-Facebook, now Deliveroo software engineer, has created a Wikipedia Onion site which can only be accessed through the Tor browser. 1/ As an experiment, I’ve set up a Wikipedia Onion Site at: https://t.co/NhGD8w3nSU – I’ll keep it running for a few days. pic.twitter.com/KMlF8k3snS —… read more »

WikiFeed project to create custom newsfeeds from Wikimedia data

Fako Berkers and Edward Saperia have been working together on a project called “WikiFeed”. It’s a framework that allows you to create custom algorithmic newsfeeds using data from Wikipedia and Wikidata. These open algorithms could be used to discover news stories in niche areas, suggest new collaborative approaches to editorial policy, and probably other things… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners announced!

Wiki Loves Monuments is the world’s biggest photographic competition and takes place every September. Participants take photos of historic places, including buildings and archaeological sites. Wiki Loves Monuments encourages photographers around the world to upload photos of heritage monuments to Commons so that they can be used to illustrate Wikipedia. Images from Wiki Loves Monuments… read more »

Meet our new Membership and Fundraising Officer

I’m Katie Crampton and I’ve started as Wikimedia UK’s Membership, Fundraising and Operations Assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Wikimedia’s cause of providing free, unbiased information to all is admirable, and definitely something I can get behind. Having worked for a charity tackling socio-economic disadvantage through education, enabling easy access… read more »

Libraries Week – how librarians can help improve Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s greatest strength is the sheer number of people who contribute information to it. Every month the collective effort of some 70,000 writers keeps the world’s most popular encyclopedia up-to-date, and make sure that its content is verifiable. That accountability is central to Wikipedia’s reliability and usefulness. At the foot of any article should be… read more »

Get involved: WikiProject Social Housing in the United Kingdom

By John Lubbock, Wikimedia UK Communications Coordinator There’s been a lot of discussion over the past six months about housing policy in the UK, and the rumblings of discontent about the housing crisis that is particularly affecting London and the South East have been going on for years. I used to work as a community… read more »

People of the Enlightenment: an opportunity for Wikipedians

By Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence, Bodleian Libraries Oxford A major scholarly database is offering free access to selected Wikipedians, thanks to an arrangement with Oxford University Press. Housed at the Bodleian Libraries, Electronic Enlightenment (EE) is is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across… read more »

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