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Wikipedia celebrates a great achievement and enlists the next generation

Hebrew Wikipedia notes the writing of 200 Thousand Values ​​and invites you to assist it - and even receive a scholarship for contributing to free online knowledge

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Who does not use Wikipedia, the world's largest free encyclopedia? Ranked as one of the ten largest sites in the world and in Israel. These days are celebrating Hebrew The value of two hundred thousand - a very respectable number compared to Wikipedia in other languages, taking into account the very small number of Hebrew speakers in the global population.

This figure is even more impressive when you realize that this large project is maintained by volunteer editors who contribute to the project from their own time. The contribution of Wikipedians is not only in writing and editing values, but also in monitoring the contents of the encyclopedia, And graphics to enrich the values ​​and to guide new editors who want to join the community.

Wikipedia is a multi-lingual project to create a free, reliable, collaborative encyclopedia that everyone can edit. Now the Hebrew Wikipedia has 199,777 values.
Is a multi-lingual project to create a free, reliable, collaborative encyclopedia that everyone can edit. Now the Hebrew Wikipedia has 199,777 values.

Wikimedia Israel is the organization that supports Wikipedia, and its goal is, among other things, to create a strong community of volunteers and to support them in order to create free knowledge. Wikimedia support is not only in Wikipedia but also in sister projects. Currently Wikimedia Israel An editing contest aimed at enriching Wiktionary Little Brother .

Competitors must create five new, high-quality dictionary entries from given 314 words, and prizes for winners are worth thousands of shekels. Among the words that require a dictionary definition you will also find "penance," "moving," "Duda," and "snuggling," in honor of the cold rainy days. Wikipedia has about 17 thousand entries. According to the Hebrew Language Academy, Hebrew has between 75 and 80 a thousand words, so much more work is needed to complete the dictionary.

The judges in the competition are senior members of the Academy of the Hebrew Language, among them Ruth Almagor Ramon - Kol's linguistic advisor And the presenter of the program "Moment of Hebrew", and also the poet and writer Yoram Tehr-Lev. The Hebrew Language Academy also conducts training courses for new Wikimillionaires who wish to join the community.

Wiktionary Wiktionary. 17 A thousand words have already been set. Create new settings and maybe make money
Wiktionary Wiktionary. 17 A thousand words have already been set. Create new settings and maybe make money

Even if you are not fluent in the Hebrew language and find it difficult to contribute to the lexicon or Wikipedia, there are other ways to contribute to free knowledge. Wikimedia Israel Small scholarships (microgrants) Aspire to create free knowledge in various media. One of the projects established following the grant of a Wikimedia scholarship is "Photo initiative personalities"Aimed at creating Freeness of personalities who have value in their name in Wikipedia. Copyright law as it currently restricts the ability to use images and other works, thus compromising the ability of the public to access and use freely knowledge and content. Create free content like And text allows anyone to use them without paying and without having to obtain additional authorizations from the photographer. In the framework of the fellowship, the Wikimedia Foundation invested in photography equipment and paid accompanying expenses to the volunteers in order to establish and maintain the project.

Radio broadcaster Dori Ben-Ze'ev at the 88FM station. A free photo from a photography initiative Personalities in Wikipedia
Radio broadcaster Dori Ben-Ze'ev at the 88FM station. A free photo from a photography initiative Personalities in Wikipedia

If you also have ideas in the various media that can contribute to free human knowledge, you are invited to join the Wikipedians community and may even receive a scholarship to support your contribution.


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