Great news


Just pointing out to the Privacy Policy in case, for memory.

This is the list of WMF engagement with regards to the collection and use of our data. It should be printed and be the book next to the bed for the team in charge of this project. Just saying.


Le 06/01/16 15:37, Juliet Barbara a écrit :
This press release is also available online here:,_relevant,_free_information_with_$250,000_from_Knight_Foundation

And as a blog post here:

Wikimedia Foundation to explore new ways to search and discover
reliable, relevant, free information with $250,000 from Knight Foundation

/Funds support research and testing to improve how people find
information on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects/

SAN FRANCISCO—Jan. 6, 2015— The Wikimedia Foundation will launch a new
project to explore ways to make the search and discovery of high
quality, trustworthy information on Wikipedia more accessible and open
with $250,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Funding
will support an investigation of search and browsing on Wikipedia and
other Wikimedia projects, with the goal of improving how people explore
and acquire information.

Wikipedia includes more than 35 million articles across hundreds of
languages. Its standards for neutral, fact-based and relevant
information have made it a reliable resource for nearly half a billion
people every month. With more than 7,000 articles created every day and
250 edits made per minute, Wikipedia is constantly growing and
improving. Its open, nonprofit model, allows anyone to participate and
contribute. This project will help improve discoverability of this vast
resource of community-created content.

Over the last decade, the world has seen a surge in digital information.
People today can access vast amounts of information online, mostly
through a small number of closed technologies. Through this project, the
Wikimedia Foundation will test ways to make relevant information more
accessible and investigate transparent methods for collecting,
connecting, and retrieving this information consistent with the values
of Wikipedia and the open web.

With Knight support, the Wikimedia Foundation has begun six months of
deep research, testing, and prototyping on user search habits and
practices on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Using these
platforms as testing grounds, the organization will examine questions
around content preferences, queries, the quality and relevance of
results, and what information people consume and why. It will conduct
open discussions with the Wikimedia community to help inform the
project. A public-facing dashboard will display results and metrics from
this discovery and lessons will be shared widely.

“Finding an article on Wikipedia is like opening the first page in the
book of knowledge. We have an obligation to our communities to make this
first experience captivating for every user. We share Knight
Foundation’s belief in the power of open information in building
engaged, strong communities. We are excited for the potential of this
project to bring free, relevant, trustworthy knowledge to every person,”
said Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov.

“As the amount of digital content continues to grow, helping people
search for and discover relevant information so they can make decisions
important to their lives is becoming increasingly essential,” said John
Bracken, Knight Foundation vice president for media innovation. “This
project will help uncover more effective, transparent ways to do just
that, drawing on the Wikimedia Foundation’s commitment to an open and
free Internet.”

For more information visit:

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports
and operates Wikipedia. Wikipedia attracts more than 15 billion page
views each month. Every month roughly 75,000 people edit Wikipedia,
collectively creating, improving, and maintaining its more than 35
million articlesacross hundreds of languages-- this all makes Wikipedia
one of the most popular web properties in the world. Based in San
Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity
that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality
journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the
arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are
informed and engaged.

Wikimedia Foundation Press Contact

Katherine Maher

+1 415-839-6885 ext 6633 <tel:%2B1%20415-839-6885%20ext%206633>

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Press Contact

Anusha Alikhan

305-908-2646 <tel:305-908-2646>

*Juliet Barbara*
Senior Communications Manager I Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street I San Francisco, CA 94105
<> I +1 (512)

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