look at this! I just realize that we can copy and paste youtube videos here that show mainstream news reports about wikipedia, and make them available here for the whole community to watch!
also, as part of that, I realized that this might be one more useful benbefit of the Discourse fomat. Namely, it allows video links to be posted here, and to be fully visibile and playable, right here on this thread. how neat is that?!
news report from MSNBC, dated OCtober 19, 2022. Title: “The Last Thing: Women On Wikipedia”
CAPTION: A British physicist wrote nearly 2,000 Wikipedia bios after finding a major gap in knowledge about women scientists.
It is a good idea to collect news and videos about the movement under this thread.
One of the “wrong” ideas about Wikipedians are, they don’t have emotions, they are always serious XD
Emotions are also a part of knowledge.
yes, while editing encyclopedia, we have to put our emotions aside, but we also become happy when our hard work gets recognized. At least to meet our 2030 goal, we need a huge community as a whole package - a combination of arguments and emotions, experience and youthfulness, global unity in the movement and localization and subsidiarity at the same time.
I’m not sure if only youtube videos can be directly embedded here and videos from other sites can also be shared in the same way, I’m sharing a video from DW, for a strange reason, they have removed this video from their youtube.
I found this video inspiring.
I literally got goosebumps when Nusaer sas, “The world needs to thank people like Steven; who give up their free time, and their family time, just to share information to the world! So a kid in a village 5000 miles away can open up their phone, load up Wikipedia and learn something new, entirel for free!
People like Steven are the reason humanity is beautiful”