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Would you like to give to the future of Wikipedia? Head over to https://t.co/f44WjnXVuD—and thank you.We kicked off our annual major fundraiser this week! Here's one place your donations go: pilot projects around the… https://t.co/8cEapWTPYD
12/6
2019
The "world's littlest skyscraper" was reportedly the result of a fraudulent investment scheme. Investors thought th… https://t.co/jHJ5SKkIeq
12/5
2019
Would you like to give to the future of Wikipedia? Head on over to https://t.co/f44WjnXVuD.Our annual major fundraiser has started! Here's one place your donations go: the development of a 'page previews' f… https://t.co/MMF8SzVm1F @lameyhopf Thanks, Lamey. We appreciate it. 😊It's that time of the year! I just donated to @Wikipedia. Do your part too to support freely accessible knowledge!… https://t.co/gWX9lVyrvr
Retweeted by WikipediaI couldn't count how often @Wikipedia is my first stop when looking for reference and information, so I just made a… https://t.co/Nd1AAIb3BY
Retweeted by WikipediaI just donated to @Wikipedia. I tell students to use it as a sourcebook that directs you to the original sources.… https://t.co/xkc05T6WCU
Retweeted by WikipediaJust made my yearly donation to @Wikipedia. I'm amazed by this organization, and have so much respect for the good… https://t.co/PoGT8QBqJB
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12/3
2019
@cemper @Wikimedia Thanks, Christoph. 😊How many times per day/week/month do read and learn from Wikipedia? 👧👬👨‍🏫 (Instead of crappy news?) I hope a lot… https://t.co/E7JrmZ9xgr
Retweeted by Wikipedia @brad_society Thanks, Brad. :-) @magi093 Thanks for catching that editing error! https://t.co/NQmfpkcaXeEach year, volunteers from around the world come together to run a photo contest called @WikiLovesEarth. In 2019, o… https://t.co/FICCDgABy7This is one of those times when we could write a clickbait headline like "you can't miss these unbelievable images,… https://t.co/NfKfA3UfWV @NoxicoDev There's a *lot* of humans involved in these processes, including those who directly combat vandalism and… https://t.co/p5ahjrjv0qHow does Wikipedia's content remain accurate? One way is with our AI service which scans Wikipedia edits 86 million… https://t.co/nr7vW5t0hj
12/2
2019
Today is World AIDS Day, meant to raise awareness of one of the most important global public health issues in recor… https://t.co/NDwYsAb0B2
12/1
2019
Every minute of every day, volunteer Wikipedia editors keep watch over the world's largest collection of knowledge.… https://t.co/hLWMUImXeC
11/29
2019
Music: "Seahorse" by Rondo BrothersWe'd say we're sorry, Jon Stewart, but no reliable third-party sources (like a newspaper or book) state that you're… https://t.co/FcJoOPFoJKIt doesn't look like those trends changed in 2019. https://t.co/RV0ju33opiMore seriously: lots of people use Wikipedia as a second screen to learn more about whatever they are watching. In… https://t.co/gqgm9UiznEWikipedia is everyone's favorite sidekick. Dr. Watson doesn't have anything on us. https://t.co/xqU9uhR6M3
11/27
2019
Music: "Seahorse" by Rondo Brothers Twemoji: CC BY 4.0Music: "Seahorse" by Rondo Brothers Twemoji: CC BY 4.0What's a Wikipedia "rabbit hole," you ask? It's when you visit us to read about Napoléon Bonaparte and suddenly it'… https://t.co/HNTuAhggFk
11/25
2019
Wikipedia thrives without ads because it's funded by a non-profit. That means diverse knowledge, faster editing, an… https://t.co/T4pPpndOVq
11/22
2019
Who did you have to look up on Wikipedia while watching @TheCrownNetflix? https://t.co/RV0ju33opi
11/21
2019
Do you know how to build a working rocket? How to tie 50 types of knots? Which species of bird is the fastest on fo… https://t.co/qLKOen31vt
11/20
2019
{{Citation needed}} on the name. It's spelled *Isaac. Our bad.
11/18
2019
No gravity is required to edit Wikipedia. Eat your heart out, Issac Newton. https://t.co/kooyAsFdsOImagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitm… https://t.co/DPRg15Fyc3Visit us for your next conversation starter! Or new obsession. Or literally anything else you want to know.
11/17
2019
Every month a billion people learn something on Wikipedia. Are you one of them?
11/15
2019
Celebrities are raving about Wikipedia! (So are students, teachers, writers, researchers, and regular people at 2am… https://t.co/tiTYcZXo9I
11/13
2019
Did you know that experienced editors fact-check cited sources on Wikipedia every day?
11/11
2019
Who’s behind verifiability on Wikipedia? Thousands of editors, contributors, researchers, and fact-checkers from ar… https://t.co/iejMos4WLT
11/8
2019
It’s been a long time since Michael Scott dropped this knowledge bomb (S3E19, to be exact). And the best part is, h… https://t.co/dL18epG9om
11/7
2019
These were the most-viewed Democratic candidate articles on Wikipedia during and after Tuesday's #DemDebate in the… https://t.co/s2RbSTiPNv
10/17
2019
In your opinion, what is the world's most underrated (or overrated) animal?
10/1
2019
What's the weirdest thing you learned last weekend?
9/30
2019
Say welcome to a @Wikipedia in a new language: N'Ko! @DiabyNko @DonaldsonCD @batenaffa @zenodotus https://t.co/HgzCh53oa3
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9/27
2019
What word have you learned from a book that reminds you of that book to this day?
9/25
2019
@WixoFiller Ah yes, how could I forget that fateful night when Mario invented the video game out of dreams and his… https://t.co/hpst6OfKxoIn 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo Koppai to make and market Hanafuda playing cards. Nintendo still manufa… https://t.co/tGlkuz2SBl
9/24
2019
We're putting together a planet’s worth of knowledge and ensuring that all of its inhabitants can learn from it in… https://t.co/A3Lyf2NrsK
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9/23
2019
This is just one of the ways we’re thinking about how to lower our emissions. If you'd like to read more about our… https://t.co/xqmC3vDPA4If you’re interested in the technical details about how we did this, you can read more about that: https://t.co/EGY48T2LsD /7In fact, 4 terabytes being sent around the Internet is the equivalent of the CO2 emissions of about a few dozen rou… https://t.co/aM9LNffb45Just from a simple technical change, we estimate that we send about 4 terabytes of data around the Internet less pe… https://t.co/iWGLgGqxQhWe did this recently by making a small change to how we transmit data. Now people download less stuff every time th… https://t.co/KQKJePniueOne way to reduce our environmental impact is to reduce the data we transfer—that is, all the packets of informatio… https://t.co/rpjfcY38qqMany websites, including Wikipedia, can have a big impact on the environment. 🌏🌍🌎 Even a small change in the way we… https://t.co/RDkCYo96EGIn many parts of the world today, people are participating in the global #ClimateStrike. You can read more about th… https://t.co/1wxuGLjwbuJoin us! Let's demand immediate action to combat climate change around the world. #StrikeWithUs #ClimateStrikehttps://t.co/HsDa192tNj
Retweeted by Wikipedia @arrrroooooo @GiantCat9 Ashamed at having missed this op-purr-tunity
9/20
2019
The M3 Amphibious Rig is essentially a self-propelled portable bridge. (Perfect for cats who hate water.)… https://t.co/vStQLVB9YODid you know ... that our projects (incl. @Wikipedia) are sustained with approximately one-thousandth the amount of… https://t.co/R99FqJaTV6
Retweeted by WikipediaThis week we finished a year-long effort that's saving @Wikipedia readers over 4.3 Terabytes of data bandwidth ever… https://t.co/PNbD8EN6yn
Retweeted by WikipediaThe Tomb of Bibi Jawindi is considered the most ornate of the five monuments in Uch. https://t.co/gapzKiK4FU
9/19
2019
Late last year, the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad collided with another ship and sank in shallow water. (No cat t… https://t.co/gpOApPZ4LRThe Russian submarine Dmitriy Donskoi is the largest active submarine in the world. (The cat's size is unconfirmed.… https://t.co/L0CNsx7csdThe AP-3C Orion is an Australian aircraft used for naval fleet support, maritime surveillance, search and survivor… https://t.co/CR7jD6WrK9Wikipedia communities that rely relying on oral knowledge can't find representation of their knowledge in the curre… https://t.co/y648WaHcsQMathematics can influence just about anything, including—no, *especially*—music. https://t.co/llrs5RxdpXMany of the cast and crew involved with The Conqueror would later be afflicted with various cancers, and a controve… https://t.co/hFFkScYjTzThe filmmakers knew about the nuclear tests, but the US federal government assured residents that the tests posed n… https://t.co/3MGOhyPTmeParts of The Conqueror, regarded as one of the worst films ever made, were filmed downwind of a nuclear testing sit… https://t.co/vrkgB2tEs4
9/18
2019
@Janbartels15 This is a quality tweet @TechnologyJock This is physically painful to watchWhat was the biggest flex in history? 💪If you asked people to name an American #suffragist, you might hear a few names of famous white women repeated over… https://t.co/ePZdDTxsQq
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9/17
2019
When people have questions about what's happening in the world, they turn to Wikipedia. These were the most-viewed… https://t.co/5PWWejZRIk @ColinShark It is! Here's a shortened URL to the shortened URL generator. 😏 https://t.co/omlI6FNj2GSomething else that's missing: much of the BBC's coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. https://t.co/QSly1mtGz4One of those programs? Doctor Who. Here's info about that show's missing episodes. https://t.co/s5V7Wt0RfDThe BBC had no policy on archiving until 1978, and so many of its early television programs were "wiped," never to… https://t.co/H33qZjdWFlWhat's the weirdest historical fact you know? 🌍🌏🌎
9/16
2019
Tell us about the last debate or argument that you ended by using Wikipedia. 😏We need to tell you about this particular performance of "As Slow As Possible," one of the longest-lasting musical… https://t.co/iOzlxsUYIy
9/13
2019
The cremation pyres built for Thai royal funerals symbolize Mount Meru, the Hindu centre of the universe. https://t.co/uXGCsRJXiBIcelandic chess grandmaster Margeir Pétursson founded the country's only commercial bank that did not crash during… https://t.co/uMbKTKPFcUTo give this statistic some context (the absolute number got buried in the thread): 1% of biographies on English W… https://t.co/PJBEwPq9uQ
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9/12
2019
Congrats to everyone ... that means you! Those who cheer and encourage underwrites the efforts of our illustrious c… https://t.co/qpoKSGPz1O
Retweeted by WikipediaIn Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park in 1972, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovere… https://t.co/O2w0WQxoCqSee a face in a mountain or the moon? There’s a name for that. It’s pareidolia. https://t.co/6wUg0nV927
9/11
2019
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9/10
2019
Wikipedia has been experiencing intermittent outages today as a result of a malicious attack. We're continuing to w… https://t.co/mEtWOELrti
9/7
2019
Consider Sturgeon's Law, the agage that "Ninety percent of everything is crap." https://t.co/jTph6Kt5On
9/6
2019
Stop whatever you're doing and read about the Sacred Cod, a "prehistoric creature of tradition." https://t.co/rRtrdEfh6W
9/5
2019
If I were a https://t.co/5ydlvfEhhmNo, really. You can do that right here 👉 https://t.co/5cnolVHmuX(By the way, have you considered donating to Wikipedia today? Give that a try, too! It's your destiny, child.)Psst...it's @Beyonce's birthday! This is your cue to hit us with your best Beyoncé + knowledge puns. (Yes, that i… https://t.co/p5SQ3lMoIl @ThisIsAJain Oh, it's still going. Just lying in wait for the perfect time for the next "partypartylyl" to strikeOkay ladies now let's get https://t.co/WxM26GDPDZ
9/4
2019
Are you concerned about the lack of online visibility for women in the arts? Join us for one of our upcoming… https://t.co/AVsYISJjgg
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9/3
2019
In 1859, the United States and Britain waged a bloodless war triggered by the shooting of a pig. 🐷 https://t.co/tcPJ8FEJlo
8/30
2019

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