GCS Step 1

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Year: 2009 Week: 36 Number: 117

Technical news
  • [Mobile survey] - the Wikipedia Mobile team is running a survey, hoping to get feedback on their progress so far and suggestions for future additions.
  • [Usability Beta Status] - Naoko Komura, Program Manager for the Usability Initiative, gave an update on the status of the usability updates (the "Try Beta" link).  She also included statistics on how often they were enabled/kept enabled.
  • [Restoration Discovery] - Durova, one of the people on Commons who works on restoring images, received a pleasant surprise.  While restoring a photo, she discovered that there was actually human remains in picture.  This discovery has been noted in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress even credited her in its bibliographic record.

  • [th.wp] - the Thai Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.
Other news
Did you know ...

...the first public cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper?


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