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Celebrating 20 years

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By Smallbones

Most Wikipedians do not use video or audio very often or very well in articles, relying almost exclusively on text and photos. Perhaps the COVID pandemic has improved editors' skills in this area with all the Zoom calls we've had to make. The pandemic has also increased our need for multimedia as in-person conferences, such as Wikimania 2020, have been cancelled. This week Wikimania 2021 was turned into a virtual event (see this message from Janeen Uzzell on the Wikipedia-l mailing list).

The video and audio resources created to celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday demonstrate the flexibility of these media. The videos include a slick two-minute celebratory video, an hour-long video press conference from the WMF, and even longer deep dives produced by the community.


Happy 20th birthday, Wikipedia! from the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wikimedia New York City celebrates 20 years of Wikipedia.


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There's also this 35 min interview with an astronaut from the WMF, marking the 20 year anniversaries of Wikipedia and the International Space Station. Modest Genius talk 12:25, 1 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Links for Wikimedia NYC celebration

Please add a link for the Wikimeda New York City video. I found the following two links: File:Wikimedia New York City celebrates 20 years of Wikipedia.webm and "Wikimedia New York City celebrates 20 years of Wikipedia". Thanks DutchTreat (talk) 21:10, 4 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for adding the links here, they'll likely be useful for finding other NYC Wikipedia videos - which there are many. I was thinking that connecting to rhe video on Commons was the easiest way for all viewers to see the video. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:01, 5 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]


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