“‘Fem-Tech Edit-a-thon sparks discussions about Wikipedia gender gap'”

Our Wikipedia editing event a few weeks back raised some important questions about the politics of Wikipedia editing practices. Wikipedia editor¬†Adrianne Wadewitz, who led the edit-a-thon, has magnificently recapped this in an article about the experience, titled as above: “Fem-Tech Edit-a-thon sparks discussions about Wikipedia gender gap.” While nothing was entirely resolved, it is great to have questions and critiques raised and explored through both the meeting and the social media follow up. Also, it’s likely future edit-a-thons will be planned with attention to issues related to editing, knowledge production on the internet, and gender.

 

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