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Women and Wikimedia
Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Lily Allen and Wendy Davis Stir Controversy; MIA Finds Spirituality Via Google

Lily Allen and Wendy Davis Stir Controversy; MIA Finds Spirituality Via Google | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Your handy summation of all the women moving, shaking, twerking, writing books, being awesome, winning at life, etc.
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Sue Gardner is number 6

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90% of Wikipedia's Editors Are Male

90% of Wikipedia's Editors Are Male | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Here\'s what they\'re doing about it.
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Mila Engelberg's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:17 AM

The (white Western) male bias of Wikipedia's editors most likely produces biased content.

Mila Engelberg's comment, May 6, 2014 12:58 PM
Again, you're welcome. This is an important issue.
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Wiki-editors boost entries on female scientists to mark Ada Lovelace Day | Al Jazeera America

Wiki-editors boost entries on female scientists to mark Ada Lovelace Day | Al Jazeera America | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer, but many other women scientists are invisible, especially on Wikipedia
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Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day

Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
All the way back in 1842, when humans still spent all their time huddled around in the dark, gnawing on potatoes and reveling in abject confusion (basically), brilliant genius Ada Lovelace penned the world's first computer program.
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Wikipedia Editing Party at Brown University! Woohoo!

Wikipedia Editing Party at Brown University! Woohoo! | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Happy Beer Friday before Beer Long Weekend, guys! Still searching for day-after-Columbus-Day plans? May we suggest: crashing a Wikipedia editing party at Brown University?
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Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit in Honor of Ada Lovelace Day

Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit in Honor of Ada Lovelace Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
I'll admit, the first thing that springs to my mind when people mention organized Wikipedia edits is Wikipedia vandalism, perhaps because it's just a bit more exciting than the alternative.
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Can This Solve Wikipedia's Women Problem?

Can This Solve Wikipedia's Women Problem? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia has a notable woman problem -- but one group of women is determined to start fixing it.
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US students to flood Wikipedia with feminist ideas: Report - The Times of India

US students to flood Wikipedia with feminist ideas: Report - The Times of India | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are reportedly offering students credits for entering feminist thinking in the popular web encyclopedia site Wikipedia, through its 'Storming Wikipedia' programme.
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Bustle: Women storm Wikipedia...

Is Wikipedia sexist? A staggering 87 percent of its contributors are men. This number resembles the gender gap we expect in traditional print media, but it presents more of a mystery; we can’t blame sexist editors or a misogynistic corporate board when anyone with an Internet connection can make an anonymous contribution.

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Can These Students Fix Wikipedia's Lady Problem?

Can These Students Fix Wikipedia's Lady Problem? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A new online course asks college students to put women back into The Free Encylcopedia.
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Despite Efforts, Gender Gap Persists On Wikipedia

Despite Efforts, Gender Gap Persists On Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Wikipedia contributors are still male, despite a variety of efforts to encourage more women to create and edit articles on the online encyclopedia.
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Wikipedia founder calls for new model of journalism in 'era of Snowden'

Wikipedia founder calls for new model of journalism in 'era of Snowden' | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden may have left the city, but on Friday Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told a crowd of devotees gathered in Hong Kong for the website's annual "Wikimania" conference that the fugitive leaker's actions had given him new ideas about the...
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Talks about sexism on Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia fails to bridge gender gap

Wikipedia fails to bridge gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Just 20pc of Wikepedians who update the web site are women, and outgoing executive director laments her failure to solve the imbalance
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Rejoice Women in Science During Ada Lovelace Day with Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-Thons’ | SiliconANGLE

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Can a 6-Hour Editing Party Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance?

Can a 6-Hour Editing Party Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Next week, students, faculty and members of the public will gather in a room at Brown University. They will sit down, open their laptops—enjoy some light snacks and drinks—and t...
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Solving Wikipedia’s woman (scientist) problem - Boston.com

Solving Wikipedia’s woman (scientist) problem - Boston.com | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Next week, Brown University will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, gathering a few dozen people in a room to create and flesh out entries that describe the contributions and lives of women scientists.
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These Ivy League Colleges Will Give Students Credit For Making Wikipedia More Feminist

These Ivy League Colleges Will Give Students Credit For Making Wikipedia More Feminist | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Summa cum laude in internets.
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Wikistorming: Colleges offer credit to inject feminism into Wikipedia

Wikistorming: Colleges offer credit to inject feminism into Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are offering college credit to students who will inject feminist thinking into Wikipedia -- and some are calling it an eye-opening case of campus bias.
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Colleges Recruiting Students to Propagandize Wikipedia | FrontPage Magazine

Colleges Recruiting Students to Propagandize Wikipedia | FrontPage Magazine | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Activism for feminism.
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A conservative review of the feminist grassroots effort to edit Wikipedia.

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The Lady Geeks Are Coming For Wikipedia

The Lady Geeks Are Coming For Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's boy's club problem is a vicious cycle; 87 percent of the site's editors are men, so the site's content skews very dude (and sometimes very anti-woman.)
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Women Contributors Still Face Hurdles at Wikipedia

Women Contributors Still Face Hurdles at Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For all its efforts, Wikipedia has been unable to attract more women to its ranks of contributors.
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Feminists Launch Model for Online Learning | Womens eNews

Feminists Launch Model for Online Learning | Womens eNews | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
This multi-university online course emphasizes feminist contributions to technological innovation and a collaborative approach that contrasts with the MOOC.
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Only 12pc of delegates for Wikimania conference in Hong Kong are women

Only 12pc of delegates for Wikimania conference in Hong Kong are women | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It seems that internet geekdom is still very much a male thing....
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