Abstract Wikipedia will allow more contributors and more readers to share more knowledge in more languages. The project was first proposed in a paper by Denny Vrandečić, founder of Wikidata.
Facebook has confirmed that it is testing a new feature that shows factual information from Wikipedia when users search for specific topics like people, places, interests, and photos.
Volunteers, particularly women and members of the LGBTQ community, have complained of "toxic behavior" from other editors on the site. Thus, rules are being instituted to maintain civility.
The founder of Wikidata has published a new paper that looks at how non-English Wikipedia version can get more content using complex tools that he describes called Abstract Wikipedia and Wikilambda.
Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled the country's ban on Wikipedia is a violation of free expression. ISPs that serve the country have now started to lift the ban on the website.
Internet Archive has announced that books on its lending platform can now be directly cited in Wikipedia articles. This gives users direct access to more primary sources, helping scholars.
The Wikimedia Foundation is receiving $2.5 million in support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. This news comes in the wake of a DDOS attack last week on Wikipedia that is still being investigated.
Wikipedia went offline today in many countries due to a broad DDOS attack. It looks like the service seems to have been resumed in several countries, though the incident is still being investigated.
YouTube has announced plans at South by Southwest to tackle conspiracy theories on its site with fact-based information. It comes at a time when the site is battling divisive content.
The iPhone X has an OLED panel and some developers are taking advantage of this by adding a dark theme to their apps. Wikipedia has now added a black theme to its app in the latest update.
Chinese authorities are seemingly working on a Wikipedia competitor of their own, based on the country's "Encyclopaedia of China". It will reportedly have 300,000 entries of about 1,000 words each.
By all accounts, it seems as though Wikipedia has been blocked by authorities in Turkey. The site is inaccessible from the country's ISPs, regardless of which language version you use.
In an attempt to fight fake news, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder, has announced the creation of Wikitribune, a novel news organization that will deliver news "by the people and for the people".
The online encyclopedia's editors decided the UK tabloid and its digital counterpart can no longer be cited as trusthworthy sources because of the publication's predilection for making up stories.
In a joint endeavor with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Wikipedia is set to implement new open source text-to-speech capabilities spanning several languages by September 2017.
The popular free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has turned 15 years old today, since its launch in 2001. The service has grown to incorporate more articles, many of which are in different languages.
While Wikipedia is a great source of unbiased info, there are entities who seek to beef up their pages in return for compensation, which is an ongoing battle that the foundation wants to stamp out.
The nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia is joining forces with eight other organizations to sue the NSA, aiming to put an end to the mass surveillance program that also affects its users.
After it started accepting the popular virtual currency, Wikipedia has seen a surge in donations via Bitcoin -- over $140,000 worth -- in its first week alone.
Microsoft has released a new Windows 8.1 app called Bing Wikipedia Browser that combines all of the content in the user-created encyclopedia with Bing search engine features.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is joins many others in criticising the UK's internet censorship program. He states that more resources should be poured into enforcing existing child porn laws
Rudy Huyn, the developer behind the Wikipedia app for Windows Phone, plans on releasing a new third-party Instagram app for Windows Phone within about two weeks.
The editing for the Wikipedia page devoted to Microsoft's Windows 8 has been disabled after someone deleted much of its content and replaced it with message of hate against the OS.
Microsoft has announced that Rudy Huyn's Windows Phone Wikipedia app won in the voting for the Next App Star competition and will be featured in an upcoming Windows Phone TV commercial.
Rudy Huyn has updated his third-party Wikipedia app, which is now at version 2.0, to Windows Phone 8. The update includes 720p support and now features live tiles and voice recognition.
WIkimedia has updated Wikipedia's web app to allow users to log in, view and add pages to their watchlists, making it even easier to protect articles from spammers and troublemakers.
The list of the top 100 most viewed English articles on Wikipedia is in, and the #1 spot is claimed by the Facebook article with over 32 million views. Others in the list are somewhat surprising
Google seems to have introduced some new functionality for their main search engine, adding additional clarification to famous names and what they are most primarily celebrated for.
Wikipedia suffered an unexpected outage yesterday, but the specifics of the incident weren't understood until today. The outage was caused by cut cables at its data center in Florida.
Wikipedia is currently down to unknown network problems, and currently, there is no estimated time for the problem to be resolved. Workarounds are available to users who need to access the pages.
Due to a controversial law being considered by Russia's State Parliament which could allow the blacklisting of websites, Wikipedia has closed itself for a one-day protest again.
A new survey says that 60 percent of the articles about specific businesses on Wikipedia contain factual errors and that it takes a long time, if ever, to see those errors corrected.
Wikipedia has announced that future versions of its iOS and Android apps will no longer use Google Maps for the apps' nearby view feature, in favor of OpenStreetMap.
Encyclopaedia Britannica announced this week that it would no longer offer a print version of its encyclopedia after 244 years in order to concentrate on its online editions.
As promised a few months ago, the Wikipedia domain names have now been moved from GoDaddy over to MarkMonitor, thanks in part to GoDaddy's previously announced, and then retracted, support of SOPA.
The day after its SOPA/PIPA blackout, the Wikipedia web site announced that over 162 million people viewed the blackout page. The site urged people to continue to contact their elected representatives
As promised, Wikipedia's English language web site is now down for 24 hours with only a message protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act. Other web sites will join the protests later today.
The head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has issued a statement slamming the upcoming "blackout" protests of the Stop Online Piracy Act that are scheduled for Wednesday.
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has confirmed that the free online encyclopedia will join other web sites and will shut down operations for 24 hours on Wednesday, January 18 to protest SOPA.
Wikipedia has announced that its annual fundraising drive has now reached its goal of $20 million, allowing the free online encyclopedia to remain online for another year of operations.