Sep
27
2009

Year: 2009 Week: 37 Number: 118

Technical news

Request for help

Foundation

  • [Jennifer Riggs leaves] – Sue Gardner, the Executive Director, announced on Thursday that Jennifer Riggs would be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation.  Jennifer was the Chief Program Officer and, although she has made good contributions so far, she and Sue decided she wasn’t the right fit for the job.
  • [Wikimedia and OneWebDay] – September 22 was OneWebDay, a day that aims to highlight the critical importance of protecting the values and principles of an open, participatory web.  In a blog post, Jay Walsh used the OneWebDay initiative to thank Wikimedia’s huge volunteer force.

Agenda

  • [Wikimedia Staff office hours] – after the success of the Strategic Planning “Office Hours”, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to hold its own as well.  Sue Gardner, the Executive Director, will be online to answer questions in #wikimedia-office on freenode.  The “office hours” will be between 15:30 and 16:30 PDT (UTC 22:30 to 23:30) on Friday, September 25, 2009.

Community

Media

Stats

  • [hi.wp] – The Hindi Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.
  • [cbk-zam] – The Zamboanga Chavacano Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles.
  • [Forget articles, it’s editors] – Erik Zachte, the maintainer of Infodisiac (the Wikimedia statistics website), wrote a blog post about how we should stop focusing on the article count.  Instead, we should be focusing on the number of editors the site has (and other aspects of community participation).

Other news

  • [WikiMarriage] – two Wikimedians got married this weekend: Arne Klempert (akl) and Delphine Ménard (notafish).  Arne is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and Delphine is the former Chapters coordinator and current Treasurer of Wikimédia France.  Congratulations to the new WikiNewlyweds!

Did you know …

…that the Wikipedia Mobile interface provides anonymous statistics about its use?  The stats page provides total traffic, average page serving speed, and more.
http://stats.m.wikipedia.org/

Quote

“I am not asking you to explain Wikipedia here, I’m asking for a vision!” – Femke Halsema

(The Chair of the Netherlands’s Green Party interrupted the presentation of the new government budget to Parliament with that when the Prime Minister referred to the many committees that are going to search for potential budget cuts.)

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Sep
17
2009

Year: 2009 Week: 36 Number: 117

Technical news

  • [Mobile survey] – the Wikipedia Mobile team is running a survey, hoping to get feedback on their progress so far and suggestions for future additions.

Foundation

  • [Usability Beta Status] – Naoko Komura, Program Manager for the Usability Initiative, gave an update on the status of the usability updates (the “Try Beta” link).  She also included statistics on how often they were enabled/kept enabled.

Legal

Community

  • [Restoration Discovery] – Durova, one of the people on Commons who works on restoring images, received a pleasant surprise.  While restoring a photo, she discovered that there was actually human remains in picture.  This discovery has been noted in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress even credited her in its bibliographic record.

Media

Stats

  • [th.wp] – the Thai Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.

Other news

Did you know …

…the first public cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper?

Quote


“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt
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Website: http://www.wikizine.org Wikizine.org makes no guarantee of accuracy, validity and especially but not limited to, correct grammar and spelling. Satisfaction is not guaranteed. 

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