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Wikipedia edit-a-thon to redress gender bias in science | SmartPlanet

Wikipedia edit-a-thon to redress gender bias in science | SmartPlanet | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Editors gathered last week to write overlooked women into the history of science.
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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ms. Wadewitz, a British literature scholar, completed more than 49,000 edits on the online encyclopedia, and was an influential editor there, focusing on women’s biographies.
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Wikipedia: a bias against women? | The National

Wikipedia: a bias against women? | The National | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The online encyclopedia is much used for reference. Yet there may be an unconscious slant towards male expertise, especially in history and social science – now an Abu Dhabi-based academic is starting a two-year study to see if there is gender bias.
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Trent Oshawa project adds women’s voice to digital world

Trent Oshawa project adds women’s voice to digital world | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikibook by seven students gets international recognition
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Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem |

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Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem |<br/>   <br/>East Bay Express | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Sarah Stierch had been an editor of Wikipedia for five years when she read a shocking statistic in a 2011 New York Times article: Only...
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Wikipedia Holds An Edit-A-Thon To Draw Women Editors

Wikipedia Holds An Edit-A-Thon To Draw Women Editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is designed to encourage women to contribute to the online encyclopedia. Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum tells NPR's Scott Simon why.
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How Women Are Trying to Make Wikipedia Less Sexist

How Women Are Trying to Make Wikipedia Less Sexist | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women are forming groups to edit and create new Wikipedia pages from a female perspective.
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Putting the W in Wikipedia - The Times of India

Putting the W in Wikipedia - The Times of India | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The Wikimedia Foundation has been concerned with the gender gap among Wiki editors and has been supporting such edit-a-thons across the world.
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Global Women Wikipedia Write-In expands entries of underrepresented people, topics

Global Women Wikipedia Write-In expands entries of underrepresented people, topics | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the mammoth online encyclopedia, is a global font of information but its millions of articles frequently lack content and guidance from some key sources - women and underrepresented populations.
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Indian Wikimedian community coordinates Women’s History Month | Latest News & Updates at DNAIndia.com

Indian Wikimedian community coordinates Women’s History Month - By Jeph Paul and Netha Hussain
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An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap | Bitch Media

An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap | Bitch Media | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Just like in museums, women artists are underrepresented on Wikipedia.
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Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' seeks to boost number of women editors

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' seeks to boost number of women editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Royal Society event involved volunteers expanding and creating articles about women in science and engineering
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Wikipedia Nobly Confronts An Ethics Issue, But It Still Has A Bigger Sexist One

Wikipedia Nobly Confronts An Ethics Issue, But It Still Has A Bigger Sexist One | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When you go to Wikipedia these days, you see a banner than has nothing to do with fundraising. (Full Disclosure: I have contributed to Wikipedia in the past.) It reads: Amending Our Terms of Use: Please comment on a proposed amendment regarding undisclosed paid editing. What follows is [...]
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Is Wikipedia the best place to promote women in art?

Is Wikipedia the best place to promote women in art? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: ArtAndFeminism Edit-a-Thons want to increase the number of Wikipedia entries about notable women in art. But is Wikipedia worthy of their efforts?
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Why Saudis are working hard to improve Arabic Wiki content | Weekend | Saudi Gazette

Why Saudis are working hard to improve Arabic Wiki content | Weekend | Saudi Gazette | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation
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Wikimedian activist Adrianne Wadewitz dies - Wikinews, the free news source

Wikimedian activist Adrianne Wadewitz dies - Wikinews, the free news source | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

How can Wikipedia woo women editors? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women make up only 9% of Wikipedia editors. Educators say raising that number is key to improving the online encyclopaedia.
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Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia : An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood

Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia : An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
"I love to collect information, and I love that I get to share that information with the world," says Emily Temple-Wood, a veteran editor on English Wikipedia. Emily, who likes reading encyclopedias from cover-to-cover, finds writing on Wikipedia a transition from being a consumer to a creator of knowledge.
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Activists Add Female Heroines to Wikipedia in Macedonian · Global Voices

Activists Add Female Heroines to Wikipedia in Macedonian · Global Voices | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The informal citizens’ group “Fight Like a Woman”, (@borisezenski), organized a mini marathon with the purpose of adding articles about notable women from Macedonia to Wikipedia in Macedonian to raise awareness about women's rights and gender equality. The campaign involved activists working within the site of International Women's Day celebrations...
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Emory students, faculty expand Wikipedia entries for...

Emory University students and faculty will contribute articles and entries they’ve researched and written to improve Wikipedia entries about women leaders, Latin-American folklore and international historical events relating to women’s rights.
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Former Squalicum grad working to bring women's contributions to Wikipedia articles | Local News | The Bellingham Herald

Former Squalicum grad working to bring women's contributions to Wikipedia articles | Local News | The Bellingham Herald | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When Bellingham's Taylor Ulrich and her Scripps College teammate walked into a conference with the other four winning teams of a contest conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, they were stunned to find the others were all professors.
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Women’s Day events provide updates on skills, health

Among others, a workshop trained women in contributing as editors to Wikipedia
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Hong Kong women artists have Wikipedia entries compiled

Hong Kong women artists have Wikipedia entries compiled | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Group at City University compiles Wikipedia entries for 11 female arts figures
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The Mission to Get Women Scientists on Wikipedia

The Mission to Get Women Scientists on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
An edit-a-thon at the Royal Society wants to help write women into history before it's even history.
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Workshops to teach Wikipedia editing

Workshops to teach Wikipedia editing | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
50 to 60 students are expected to participate in editing in Kannada and Konkani
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Stop female scientists being written out of Wikipedia history

Stop female scientists being written out of Wikipedia history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The Royal Society is urging people to help it shine a light on the achievements of women in science in a forthcoming 'edit-athon', writes Nicola Davis
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