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“Edit-a-thon” On Wikipedia Targets Crappy Entries About Women In Science

“Edit-a-thon” On Wikipedia Targets Crappy Entries About Women In Science | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The Royal Society, a prestigious science group in the UK, will host a Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' on October 19 and encourages smart peeps to contribute to...
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ArtSlant - 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Coming to a Museum or University Near You

ArtSlant - 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Coming to a Museum or University Near You | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Built by Women New York City opens at the Center for Architecture

Built by Women New York City opens at the Center for Architecture | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Built by Women is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. Last fall, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) launched a public competition called Built by Women New York...
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UT School of Information to host feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - The Daily Texan

UT School of Information to host feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - The Daily Texan | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When the activists behind the national Art+Feminism campaign browsed through art categories on Wikipedia, they found thousands of detailed pages dedicated to male artists. As they continued reading, they all shared the same thought: Where were the women? 
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Wikipedia’s women problem

Wikipedia’s women problem | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A 2011 survey looking at Wikipedia editors found that less than 13 percent of the online encyclopedia's contributors are women.
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Philly edit-a-thon seeks to close Wiki gender gap — NewsWorks

Philly edit-a-thon seeks to close Wiki gender gap — NewsWorks | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia may be the largest online encyclopedia in the world but it suffers from a major gender gap when it comes to its editors   A 2011 survey https //upload wikimedia
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Feminists aim to fix the Wikipedia gender gap

Feminist Wikipedians set up shop in the Allen Library research commons at 8:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day with donuts, coffee, and a lot of laptops.  “I Love to You” was a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on the lack of women editors and feminist perspectives on the website.
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Is Wikipedia just a man’s world? Yes it is, according to new study

Is Wikipedia just a man’s world? Yes it is, according to new study | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A team of computer scientists have compiled analysis which, despite Wikipedia’s best efforts, has shown the online encyclopaedia to be ‘deeply biased’ against women.
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Fighting the Wikipedia boys’ club

Fighting the Wikipedia boys’ club | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Radical groups like Art+Feminism are calling on girls to reclaim the wiki-verse for themselves – here’s why editing your gender is the new activism
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Wikipedia bans five editors from gender-related articles

Wikipedia bans five editors from gender-related articles | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Online encyclopedia’s highest court rules on more than 10 editors deemed to be breaking the site’s rules amid gamergate controversy
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Comment: Will editing disputes mean the end for Wikipedia?

Comment: Will editing disputes mean the end for Wikipedia? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is a paradox and a miracle—a crowdsourced encyclopedia that has become the default destination for nonessential information. That it has survived almost 15 years and remained the top Google result for a vast number of searches is a testament to the impressive vision of founder Jimmy Wales and the devotion of its tens of thousands of volunteer editors.
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Wikipedia's Gender Problem Gets a Closer Look

Wikipedia's Gender Problem Gets a Closer Look | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's editors are overwhelmingly male, an issue that often limits the topics covered by the crowd-sourced encyclopedia. Now, researchers are trying to understand the effects of the gender gap.
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Students add feminist views to Wikipedia

Students add feminist views to Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Stephen Colbert once joked about how easily Wikipedia could be edited and how quickly those edits could become fact, said Elaine Zundl, dean at the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering.
But despite Wikipedia’s reputation, many issues are fought via the game of edits and articles, including that of feminism. 
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Edit-a-thon helps close Wikipedia's gender gap [photos] — NewsWorks

Edit-a-thon helps close Wikipedia's gender gap [photos] — NewsWorks | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve never heard of the artists Chrissy Conant or Philadelphia native Nancy Cox McCormack Now if you wanted to find more information about them they each have their own Wikipedia pages
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Wiki Gender Gap Discussed in Morgantown

Wiki Gender Gap Discussed in Morgantown | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“Where Are All the Women? Wikipedia’s Gender Gap” That’s the name of a panel discussion that will be hosted at West Virginia University.
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AGO event aims to give dozens of Canadian women artists Wikipedia pages

AGO event aims to give dozens of Canadian women artists Wikipedia pages | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
If a Wikipedia page is the new threshold for notoriety, there are a lot of Canadian female artists who are flying under the radar. Volunteers at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon are aiming to change that in honour of…
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Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist

Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon gives women artists their digital due this weekend at the MoMA.
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#wikiD: Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia

Courtesy of Architexx Inspired by Despina Stratigakos' essay
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Wikipedia Chews Up and Spits Out Bad Facts, and Its Own Policies Are Letting It Happen

Wikipedia Chews Up and Spits Out Bad Facts, and Its Own Policies Are Letting It Happen | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Last week, the Internet finally ate itself: A Wikipedia article misreported that a Wikipedia disciplinary case centered around Gamergate had concluded with the scandalous banning of feminist editors, even though the case hadn’t finished and nobody had been banned. Yet by the rules of Wikipedia, the page was correct. Scandal...
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More Like Dude-ipedia: Study Shows Wikipedia's Sexist Bias

More Like Dude-ipedia: Study Shows Wikipedia's Sexist Bias | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Evidence from a new study suggests that Wikipedia is biased against women.
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Gamergate sucks in Wikipedia with ban controversy

Gamergate sucks in Wikipedia with ban controversy | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the online publicly-editable encyclopedia, has issued a restriction on editing to certain users over alleged harassment and violation of civility while editing the "Gamergate controversy" article.
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An in-depth look at the Renaissance 'virtuosas' on display at The Walters

An in-depth look at the Renaissance 'virtuosas' on display at The Walters | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, groups of students, artists, and activists have been participating in Wikipedia " write-ins " or " edit-a-thons " at schools and museums all over the globe, volunteering to create new Wikipedia pages for women artists that have been largely erased from the popular art historical canon. Like nearly all secondary historical sources, Wikipedia is disproportionately written by and about men. The "edit-a-thon" is an attempt to correct history, which, through continuous neglect, has been arguably the most powerful tool used to suppress women’s advancement. I spent last spring in Italy researching Renaissance and Baroque female artists whose work I had not been exposed to as an art student in the United States. When I returned to Baltimore, I learned that The Walters is actually home to some of these artists' paintings.
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'Wikibombs' redressing gender imbalance of online encyclopedia

'Wikibombs' redressing gender imbalance of online encyclopedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
"We're trying to get more women involved [in Wikipedia editing] because it's about the sum of all knowledge, not the sum of all male knowledge."
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Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' writes women into history

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' writes women into history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Like most students, Ira Ferris relies heavily on the internet for research. But when she turns to Wikipedia, the free, open-source internet encyclopaedia, the 31-year-old art student finds gaps.
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Writing Her Place

Writing Her Place | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Christine Meyer was on her way home from an anniversary trip with her husband this past May when she saw the news on her phone:...
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