Wikimedia Highlights, January 2016

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"Sara Mörtsell.jpg" by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.;"Wikimania_Translathon_20150718_162444.jpg" by Amire80, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.; "I_am_a_Wikipedian.webm" uploaded by Giselle Bordoy WMAR, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.; Collage by Andrew Sherman.

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in January 2016.

Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles[edit]

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Content Translation session at Wikimania 2015. Photo by Amire80, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Content Translation is available as a beta feature for all logged-in users on 289 Wikipedias. A year after it was announced, the tool has been used by more than 11,000 editors to create more than 50,000 new articles.

You can share your comments and feedback about the Content Translation tool with the Wikimedia Language team at the project talk page.

Who edits Wikipedia?[edit]

Seven Wikimedia editors are featured in this documentary video. Video uploaded by Giselle Bordoy WMAR, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Throughout 2015, Wikimedia Argentina conducted a series of interviews to meet the Wikimedia community in Argentina. What was the first article they wrote? What problems did they have? How was your approach to Wikimedia Argentina? These are just some of the questions this document tries to explain. The documentary premiered on January 15 as part of the celebrations of 15 years of Wikipedia.

“Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell[edit]

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Sara Mörtsell works with Wikimedia Sverige to educate schools on open knowledge. Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

The differences between "free" and "open" are nuanced, but can be vast. So how can a free schooling system make the most out of open knowledge and education? That's where Sara Mörtsell comes in.

As the Education Manager for Wikimedia Sverige (WMSE), the Swedish Wikimedia chapter, Sara is responsible for training and encouraging educators and students on how best to incorporate Wikipedia into the learning process.

In brief[edit]

Andrew Sherman, Digital Communications Intern, Wikimedia Foundation

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  • A year later, and the content translation tool has been used by over 11,000 users to create over 50,000 new articles; this and more highlights from last month on the Wikimedia blog.