Thursday, February 13, 2014

Arabic Wikipedia

We're all familiar with the English language Wikipedia, but have you ever noticed that there are other Wikipedias, in different languages, reflecting different cultures? The Arabic Wikipedia is the subject of an interesting article which gives an intriguing portrait of how Wikipedia plays out in a culture and region quite different from its origins in the West. Shown here are Arabic "Wikimedians" at a conference in Cairo in 2011.

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