No, the new Wikipedian-in-chief does not write or edit entries on the world’s biggest collaborative encyclopedia. (If she did she would probably fix the reference to her own birthdate, which has been flagged “better source needed.”)
When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
"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.
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...
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.
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.
Wikipedia has come under scrutiny over a lack of female representation and participation on the website. To combat this trend, Adrianne Wadewitz was a dedicated "Wikipedian," who wrote and edited content on Wikipedia as one of the nearly 75,000 active volunteer editors. Continue reading →
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.