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FLOSS is an acronym standing for Free, Libre, and Open Source Software -- a collection of terms...
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23 Statistics That Prove Men Dominate The Tech World

23 Statistics That Prove Men Dominate The Tech World | Wikipedia-Diversity | Scoop.it
The lack of women in technology conversation is nothing new. 

Over the last few months, the topic has been fuelled by events like “Donglegate&...
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Wikipedia’s culture of sexism – it’s not just for novelists. | Wikipediocracy

Wikipedia’s culture of sexism – it’s not just for novelists. | Wikipediocracy | Wikipedia-Diversity | Scoop.it
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Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography/Missing women - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of biographies of women from the Dictionary of National Biography, first edition (1885–1900) and first two supplements, that do not yet match an English Wikipedia article. Created 28 July 2013.

If you want to create new articles from the DNB text at Wikisource, which is public domain, please read about adaptation on Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography, and other project pages here.

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Nine out of ten Wikipedians continue to be men: Editor Survey — Wikimedia blog

Nine out of ten Wikipedians continue to be men: Editor Survey — Wikimedia blog | Wikipedia-Diversity | Scoop.it
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Submissions/Challenges to the Arabic Wikipedia: Stories from Different Volunteers - Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong

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User:Keilana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hi! I'm known as Keilana around here, but I respond to Kei and K just as often. (Just because I get asked sometimes, it's pronounced "Kay-lah-nah" or "Kay", not "Key".) I've been around the project for about 5 years now, but I was largely inactive for a couple of years. I'm an administrator—I passed RfA in November 2007 and January 2008—so I try to split my time between maintenance/janitorial stuff and content writing. I'm also a mediator for the Mediation Committee. I was appointed in March 2008. I'm happy to help people get involved in dispute resolution; we always need more hands. Periodically, I offer advice at the Teahouse. I am an Online Ambassador for the US Education Program and a OTRS agent. I have also worked with professional scientists to encourage expert participation, as an adjunct effort to my work with the Education Program. As a native speaker of English, I try to copyedit as much as I can, mostly in the area of science and other associated articles. My content-writing is currently focussed on improving all 88 constellation articles, women scientists, and Islamic manuscripts; if you're interested in helping I would greatly appreciate any collaborators. :)

I've got a recall process for if I really frak up, but I'd rather that be a last resort. I'm usually quite reasonable, give me a talk page note; if you want more opinions on something I did, feel free to ask for input on AN or wherever. To be honest, I hardly ever use my admin bit anymore because there's just so much content to write. If you're here because you wanted to know why I rolled back your perfectly reasonable edit at *insert community/talk page here*, that's probably because I'm checking my watchlist on my phone and hit the wrong button. If I didn't fix it myself, please revert me and if necessary, whack me with a trout/bass/cod/fish of your choice.

In real life, I'm in college studying molecular biology, Arabic, and Islamic studies at beautiful Loyola University Chicago. I'm a proud Chicago girl - don't even think about putting ketchup on your hot dogs. I work in a genetics lab there with Drosophila melanogaster; they get cuter the longer you stare at them. Genes, stars, and kind people make me happy. "Hat collectors", both online and in real life, annoy me. If I promise to do something and it takes me a couple weeks, it doesn't mean I hate you, it just means that my professors slammed me with work and my grades take priority over Wikipedia. Unless I'm procrastinating.

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Wikipedia:Kindness Campaign/The essential role of recognition in volunteer communities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cicero, Pro Plancio , 1st century BC

Its nice to be nice, but even if all one cares about is the success of Wikipedia in providing reliable encyclopaedic information, the Kindness Campaign is of considerable value in adding to the motivation needed for the necessary hard work.

Clay Shirky, one of the world's leading authorities on web culture, devotes the 3rd chapter of his book Cognitive Surplus to a discussion of the importance praise and congratulation have in motivating volunteers. He specifically discusses Wikipedia as an example of this. Shirky goes on to describe various studies and experiments which show praise can be more effective as a long term motivator than tangible rewards such as money.

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Biographical social networks on Wikipedia

It is arguable whether history is made by great men and women or vice versa, but undoubtably social connections shape history. Analysing Wikipedia, a global col
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Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed

Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed | Wikipedia-Diversity | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is virtually uncontested as an instrumental conduit for global knowledge exchange. But who is creating and maintaining this knowledge and does it adequately reflect the diversity of exper...
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Wikipedia: Towards closing the Gender Gap - Blogs - dna

Wikipedia: Towards closing the Gender Gap - Blogs -  dna | Wikipedia-Diversity | Scoop.it
Only about a tenth of Wikipedia's contributors are female. Here's what the Wikimedian community and the Wikimedia Foundation are doing to bridge the Gender Gap. - Blogs dna
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Wikipedia's gender gap and the complicated reality of systemic gender bias | HASTAC

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Submissions/Women and non-conventional education - A study from Indian cultural context - Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong

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Submissions/Adopting friendly virtual space policy - Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong

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Submissions/Community communications: how do we talk to a hundred thousand people? - Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong

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Wikipedia:Systemic bias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Wikipedia project strives for a neutral point of view in its coverage of subjects, but it is inhibited by systemic bias that discriminates against underrepresented cultures and topics. The systemic bias is created by the shared social and cultural characteristics of most editors, and it results in an imbalanced coverage of subjects on Wikipedia.

The common characteristics of average Wikipedians inevitably color the content of Wikipedia. The average Wikipedian on the English Wikipedia is (1) a male, (2) technically inclined, (3) formally educated, (4) an English speaker (native or non-native), (5) aged 15–49, (6) from a majority-Christian country, (7) from a developed nation, (8) from the Northern Hemisphere, and (9) likely employed as a white-collar worker or enrolled as a student rather than employed as a blue-collar worker.[2]

The systemic bias of Wikipedians manifests itself as a portrayal of the world through the filter of the experiences and views of the average Wikipedian. Bias is manifested in both additions and deletions to articles.

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