Women for Wikipedia
One of the facts that came out of Jimmy Wales’ recent talk in Bristol (news passim) was that the majority of contributors to Wikipedia (aka ‘Wikipedians’) are male. Indeed, only 13% of current contributors are women.
News now reaches the lab via Collective Action in Australia that a Women for Wikipedia campaign is running between now and International Womens’ Day on Tuesday, 8th March 2011. Collective Action states:
Did you know only 13% of contributors to Wikipedia are women?
To honour the 2011 centenary of International Womens’ Day women around the world are invited to create or edit a page on Wikipedia to help redress this imbalance.
Collective Action’s Rosie Williams has also written a blog post on this subject.