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Does receiving a welcome message increase how many newcomers to Wikipedia make their first edit, and influence them to keep […]
Are you a moderator or member of a group working to promote online dialogue? Join us. December 8-10.
How can we advance human understanding on the internet when so many people are left out of the conversation? And […]
“I have friends on social media sharing misinformation about Covid-19. Do you have tips on how to talk to them?” […]
On Wikipedia, mentoring newcomers, reviewing vandalism, and discussing decisions can be meaningful if emotionally-draining work. Some Wikipedians have told us […]
Can saying “thank you” make online communities stronger & more inclusive? Or does thanking others for their voluntary efforts have […]
Can we decrease harassment on Wikipedia using AI? How can Wikipedia broaden content focused on underrepresented groups? Would new Wikipedia editors be more likely to stay if they were greeted by ‘welcome bots’?
Hello! My name is Julia Kamin, and it is with great excitement and gratitude that I introduce myself in this blog post as CivilServant’s new Research Manager.