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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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Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day | WNN – Women News Network

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day | WNN – Women News Network | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the University of Manchester 2014 - Wikimedia UK

Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the University of Manchester 2014 - Wikimedia UK | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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The Woman To Run Wikipedia: Russian-born Cal Alum Seen as "White Unicorn"

The Woman To Run Wikipedia: Russian-born Cal Alum Seen as "White Unicorn" | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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.”)
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Women's and Gender Studies "Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon" honors former MIT President Charles Vest

Women's and Gender Studies "Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon" honors former MIT President Charles Vest | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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."
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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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Love and Drama at the Wikipedia Conference

Love and Drama at the Wikipedia Conference | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“We're really the typical demographic, actually.”
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Writing Her In: Wikipedia As Feminist Activism

Writing Her In: Wikipedia As Feminist Activism | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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'Wikipedian' editor took on website's gender gap | PBS NewsHour

'Wikipedian' editor took on website's gender gap | PBS NewsHour | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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 →
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First Wikipedia edit-a-thon held at University of California, Berkeley, is a success!

First Wikipedia edit-a-thon held at University of California, Berkeley, is a success! | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
In April I facilitated the first Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley. This edit-a-thon, which focused on engaging more women to contribute to and furthering coverage abo...
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UM event aims to get more women contributing to Wikipedia

UM event aims to get more women contributing to Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Only 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors are women, according to June Noel, the co-founder of Women for the Web, a community advocacy group in Missoula for women interested in Internet
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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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