New Year Wikimedia ideas from Magnus Manske

By Magnus Manske, MediaWiki developer and longtime Wikimedian The new year is just over two weeks old, but the WikiVerse already celebrated a joyous event: Wikipedia’s 18th birthday! 50 million seems to be the number of the day – 50M articles across Wikipedia editions, 50M files on Commons, 50M items on Wikidata. But all this… read more »

WikiCite conference 2018

By Jason Evans, National Wikimedian at the National Library of Wales Imagine a world in which anyone could use an open citation database to support free knowledge, with rich information about every citable source. Any Wikipedian or Wikipedia advocate will tell you that one of the great strengths of Wikipedia is its citations. In fact,… read more »

Emergence of a Wikidata Community

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Volunteer Support Organiser “Emergence (…) refers to the arising of novel and coherent structures, patterns, and properties during the process of self-organization in complex systems.” (Emergence as a Construct: History and Issues, Goldstein 1999) Technological innovation can appear as the determining factor of how are habits are reshaped… read more »

The Wikidata revolution is here: enabling structured data on Wikipedia

This post was written by Tilman Bayer, Senior Operations Analyst of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was originally posted on the Foundation’s blog here. A year after its announcement as the first new Wikimedia project since 2006,Wikidata has now begun to serve the over 280 language versions of Wikipedia as a common source of structured data that can… read more »