The internet’s favourite website for information English Wikipedia has 5.5m articles 500 million visitors per month / 17 billion pageviews per month 87.5% of students report using Wikipedia for their academic work Used by 90% of medical students and 50-75% of physicians It is the place people turn to orientate themselves on a topic More […]Read more "Wikipedia at 17"
We often take it for granted that our beautiful locations, listed buildings and monuments will always be there… something that can never be fully guaranteed. That’s why it’s so important that we take the opportunity to document our cultural heritage now for future generations before it is too late. “Over 12,000 historic places are listed […]Read more "Wiki Loves Monuments – share open-licensed images"
Wikipedia has a problem with systemic bias. A 2011 survey suggests that on English Wikipedia around 90% of editors are male, and are typically formally educated, in white-collar jobs (or students) and living in the Global North. if there is a typical Wikipedia editor, he has a college degree, is 30- years-old, is computer savvy […]Read more "Why should you edit Wikipedia?"
How reliable is Wikipedia? Articles should be based on reliable, third-party, published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy. (Identifying reliable sources) Wikipedia articles should be written in a neutral style and should cite appropriate sources. You will see the phrase  where a statement is being made on a Wikipedia page that […]Read more "Citation Hunt"
How are different types of Wikipedia articles structured, and how does Wikipedia link together? Wiki Race challenges players to get from one article to another in the shortest time using only links within pages. The Rules Use only the body of the text and Info-boxes (no Categories) You can use Back and Ctrl + F […]Read more "Wiki Race"
How is information in Wikipedia structured? Articles in Wikipedia can contain quite a bit of structured information. For example articles typically belong to one or more categories, and many pages such as biographies or world events will contain date information. Take a look at David Bowie’s biography page as an example. In the Infobox on […]Read more "Histropedia"
What other kinds of data can be added to articles? Wikipedia articles can also contain geographic coordinate information, where it is sensible to include it. By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and many other options. Coordinate […]Read more "Wikipedia Text Adventure"