Respected Wikimedia Employee Busted And Fired For Paid Wikipedia Edits

Back in the fall, the Wikimedia Foundation announced that it was shutting down hundreds of Wikipedia accounts over paid edits, and that it was investigating editors being paid for their editing. This came after a site called Wiki-PR was exposed…

Here’s How Multimedia On Wikipedia Could Work In A Couple Years

The WIkimedia Foundation is thinking about some changes it can make to the way multimedia works on Wikipedia, and has shared its vision for some possibilities for the next couple of years. It looks like the experience will be getting…

Wikimedia Foundation Sends Cease & Desist To Wiki-PR

Last month, Sue Gardner, the outgoing executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, announced that over 250 Wikipedia accounts had been blocked or banned as editors investigated accusations of people being paid to edit and manage pages. Wiki-PR is a company…

Wikipedia Shuts Down Hundreds Of Accounts For Paid Edits

Sue Gardner, the outgoing executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, announced today that over 250 Wikipedia accounts have been blocked or banned as editors investigate accusations of people being paid to edit and manage pages. “The Wikimedia Foundation takes this…

Wikimedia Plans To Beef Up Security Across Projects With HTTPS

The Wikimedia Foundation is working on making its projects more secure to protect users’ privacy. As one can imagine, there are plenty of technological obstacles that the foundation must overcome, so it’s going through the process a little at a…

Wikipedia Adds ‘Nearby’ Feature To Surface Location-Relevant Content

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today the addition of a new Nearby feature designed to help users discover articles about subjects relevant to their location. It’s available for both mobile and desktop. The feature not only will help users discover interesting…

Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS

The Wikimedia Foundation announced the launch of a new app for Android and iOS, which allows you to quickly upload photos to to Wikimedia Commons, its free image repository. The app enables you to upload multiple files and share uploads…

Wikipedia and Other Wikimedia Sites See 500M+ Uniques a Month

Wikimedia sites, which include Wikipedia, Wikionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, and nearly a dozen more, now see over 500 million unique visitors a month. The previous high was set in May of 2012, when Wikimedia Foundation sites saw 492 million…

Download All Of Wikipedia Onto Your Android Device

Wikipedia suggests that you download the entirety of the website on your Android device using an app called Kiwix. The Wikimedia foundation posted to its blog today, recommending the app, which lets you download the millions of article contained within…

Sue Gardner To Depart Wikimedia Foundation, ‘Uncomfortable’ With Where Internet Is Heading

Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that runs Wikipedia) announced today that she is stepping away from her position. She’s not leaving right way. She expects it to take at least six months to find her…