This is the third in a blog series on list building in the Wikimedia movement. In the last post, I covered approaches on-wiki communities use to create to-do lists within common behaviors on Wikimedia wikis. This post highlights the rapidly growing use of Wikidata to meet the same use case. If you want to learn more about the series, see the first post.Continue reading “Lists in the Wikimedia movement Part 3: The List Revolution: Creating dynamic lists using linked data”
If you haven’t already read it yet, this is the second in a series of three blog posts about the creation of lists in the Wikimedia Movement. Check out part one “Lists in the Wikimedia movement? Why? What?“
In the last post, I described why communities create lists, and with the next three posts I am going to describe what kinds of lists are common amongst Wikimedia communities so that you can choose which tactic to use to make your own.Continue reading “Lists in the Wikimedia movement Part 2: Building manual lists using the editorial practices of the Community”
This is the first part in an ongoing series on the function and value of lists in the Wikimedia moment by Alex Stinson.
Successful editathons, campaigns, contests and projects within the Wikimedia movement often start with a list: something to engage, focus and build attention for participants in the activity. Almost every topic area benefits from a list: the Gender Gap (Women in Red or Art and Feminism), other underrepresented knowledge projects (Black Lunch Table or Afrocine), complete sets of knowledge identified by experts (i.e missing butterflies) as well as common topics on Wikimedia projects (like WikiProject Military History’s coverage of destroyers in Majestic Titans).Continue reading “Lists in the Wikimedia movement? Why? What?”
In August, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a partnership with UN Human Rights to improve coverage of human rights related topics on Wikimedia projects. We are excited to announce our first activity for the partnership: A campaign called #WikiForHumanRights that will run from November 15-January 30! We’re inviting affiliates, individual volunteers, and anyone that might be interested to join us in the campaign to improve and add knowledge about human rights on Wikipedia across languages.Continue reading “#WikiForHumanRights: Help us document Human Rights and Youth standing up for them!”
If you are active in the international Wikimedia community, there is a good chance that you have participated in one of the movement’s annual campaigns: #1lib1ref, Wiki Loves Monuments, Art+Feminism, CEE Spring, Wikipedia Asian Month, Wiki Loves Africa and so many more short term or long term campaigns. These events inject energy, focus and new content onto Wikimedia projects and are often one of the first activities that helps a group of organizers to come together and form affiliates.Continue reading “Help the movement learn about content campaigns! Give us feedback on a campaign organizer framework”