In this post, I quote some Diff posts published between 24 September 2023 and 30 September 2023.
AdjoEsse introduce their experience in Wikimania 2023!
Wikimania as a whole has been an invaluable source of inspiration. I attended captivating presentations on a wide range of subjects, from artificial intelligence to the preservation of cultural heritage. There was also a presentation by Iola Pensa, chair of Wikimedia Italy, on the collaboration between Wikimedia projects and museums, and one by Mark Graham, director of Wayback Machine, on the latest advances at Internet Archive aiming to make Wikipedia more useful and reliable. I had the opportunity to understand how Wikimedia actively contributes to influencing our understanding of the world through its open collaboration.AdjoEsse and Linguistcorner (25 September 2023) “Wikimania 2023 : My Rewarding Adventure in the Universe of Collaborative Knowledge” Diff.
Now the project has 17.5k+ images and videos, 350+ of them are quality images on Commons, three of them are valued, one is featured (also commons POTD), and one video was used as the “media of the day” on 5 March, 2023. The media files have been used in over 3k Wikimedia project pages and received a total view count of an overwhelming number of over 6 million so far. The project has over 50 members from seven countries who collectively can communicate in 11 languages. And the best part is, most of them are young and high schoolers. The members have together conducted more than 50 photo walks, 3 photo tours and one Wikipedia editing campaign – everything without any grant support from the Wikimedia Foundation.Mrb Rafi (26 September 2023) “Project Korikath celebrates its first birthday!” Diff.
Deforestation in Nigeria
Deforestation is an important issue. A project called Deforestation in Nigeria is tackling it through Wikimedia.
This project is a collaboration between Wikimedians in Southeast Nigeria, the Department of Geography, and the Institute of Climate Change Studies, Energy, and Environment, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Wikimedians in Southeast Nigeria are made up of Wikimedians in UNN and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, (UNIZIK). The project is a six-month project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation with a grant. The project involved the training of the students of the Department and Institute to document information on Deforestation in Nigeria in Wikipedia based on existing literature and to support them on field trips to deforestation sites in Nigeria to capture pictures to support their documentation.Ngozi osadebe (28 September 2023) “History of the Deforestation in Nigeria Wikipedia Project of the University of Nigeria” Diff.
Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro
We can learn about the great mission of Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro through a Diff post titled “Our Success Story: Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro”.
From the outset, our mission was clear: to create a platform that would not only bring together like-minded individuals but also serve as a catalyst for positive change through the power of knowledge-sharing and collaboration. As we reflect on our journey, we are thrilled to share the milestones that define our success.Justine Msechu (28 September 2023) “Our Success Story: Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro” Diff.
First of all, I would like to thank my friend Caner (User:Kurmanbek) for creating a fantastic logo for Diffquote. I’m really happy to work with such a talented designer and Wikimedian in the Wikimedia Japan-Türkiye Friendship Project. Of course, I would also like to thank all the contributors, organisers and readers of Diff. It’s a great pleasure for me to get to know the Wikimedia movement around the world through Diff.
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