Sorotan Wikimedia, Desember 2015
"Wikidata Birthday Talk Magnus Manske.jpg" by Jason Krüger, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0; "Solomon_Northup_by_Nebro,_edit.jpg" from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain.; "(2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report) -Government primary school in Amman, Jordan - Young girls reading.jpg" by Tanya Habjouqa, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO; Collage by Andrew Sherman.
Ketika Wikipedia menandai ulang tahun ke-15, komunitasnya merayakannya dengan hampir 150 acara di enam benua. Sementara itu, Wikimedia Foundation mengumumkan penyumbangan untuk mendukung Wikipedia untuk masa yang akan datang. Photo by Tanya Habjouqa, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.
Pada 15 Januari, kami tidak hanya merayakan lahirnya Wikipedia, tapi juga lahirnya sebuah ide: bahwa setiap orang bisa berkontribusi pada pengetahuan dunia. Sebagai bagian dari pencapaian ini, Wikimedia Foundation dengan senang mengumumkan Wikimedia Endowment, sebuah sumber pendanaan permanen untuk memastikan Wikipedia terus berkembang untuk generasi yang akan datang. Tujuan Foundation adalah untuk mengumpulkan $100 juta dalam 10 tahun. Anda bisa mengikuti perayaan ulang tahun dengan memberi tag @Wikipedia, menggunakan hashtag #wikipedia15, dan mengunjungi 15.wikipedia.org.
Manske vividly remembers the early days of Wikipedia: “Back in 2001, Wikipedia was the new kid on the block. We were the underdogs, starting from a blank slate, taking on entities like Brockhaus and Britannica, seemingly eternal giants in the encyclopedia world. I remember the Main Page saying ‘We currently have 15 not-so-bad articles. We want to make 100,000, so let’s get to work.’ ‘Not-so-bad’ referred to stubs with at least one comma.” In those days, even MediaWiki—the software that underpins Wikipedia and other wiki sites around the word—didn’t exist. However, the site’s growth posed problems for the original UseModWiki code, as it could not scale up to meet the demand. Manske coded a replacement for UseMod, which he called Phase II. It introduced a number of innovations that Wikipedia editors still use today, such as namespaces, watchlists, and user contribution lists.
Making our pageview data easily accessible
Illustration from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain.
Wikipedia and its sister projects receive more than 16 billion pageviews each month—more than double the earth’s population. The popularity of different Wikipedia articles can reflect trends in society if we ask simple questions: what’s more popular on Spanish Wikipedia, fideuà or paella? How many views did Punjabi Wikipedia get after the last editathon? What are the top destinations people look up on German Wikivoyage?
You can now use the Wikimedia Foundation’s new pageview API to get these answers quickly and easily. The API is built on a RESTful architecture making it easy to retrieve data with a URI. To make it easier to use, there is a R client and a recently released python client.
- The Wikimedia blog's most popular posts of 2015 include:
- Wikimedia v. NSA annoucement
- HTTPS secure access now on Wikimedia sites
- "Black hat" English Wikipedia accounts blocked following investigation
- Conversation on Gamergate
- A new artificial intelligence service,
- The English Wikipedia's coverage of Caitlyn Jenner,
- European copyright reform,
- John Oliver asks viewers to vandalize Wikipedia, and more.
- Discovery: What happens when you search Wikipedia?: The Wikimedia Foundation’s Discovery team has replaced prefix search with a “completion suggester.” They are also working on improving search for multilingual users.
- Maithili Wikipedia turns one year old: Maithili Wikipedians from Rajbiraj, Nepal organized an event to facilitate the winners of first Maithili Edit-a-thon and to celebrate first anniversary of Maithili Wikipedia.
- Live a year in 4 minutes: Introducing #Edit2015, Wikipedia’s year-in-review video: You can experience some of the wonder, pain, and triumph of 2015 in four minutes with #Edit2015, the Wikimedia Foundation’s second year-in-review video, replaying a year through the lens of history’s largest crowd-sourced movement.
- Documenting Tunis for future generations: A series of workshops are taking place in the Tunisian Association of the Preservation of the Medina – Tunis (ASM Tunis) headquarters. Volunteers will be gathered on a monthly basis and work in their spare time on four themes: madressas (schools), souks (markets), diar (palaces), and mosques/mausoleums.
Andrew Sherman, Digital Communications Intern, Wikimedia Foundation
So much has happened with Wikipedia over the past 15 years. There is even a new pageview API to see some of the history. Check out these stories and more highlights from last month on the Wikimedia blog.
Check out Wikipedia's new pageview API, and more highlights from last month on the Wikimedia blog.