Women Encouraged to Use Wikipedia

EUGENE, Ore. — As part of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the University of Oregon held a discussion Saturday to get more females involved in one of the most popular websites in the world.

Representatives from Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, came to the University of Oregon campus to get more women to contribute to the website.

According to the Wikipedia, less than 10% of the website’s contributors are women. The event was aimed to increase this number by educating women and getting them more involved.

The presentation also emphasized the website’s goals to provide objective articles.

“So when you write, keep it boring, academic, just the facts. Don’t romanticize, don’t puff it up, don’t promote it,” said presenter Sarah Stierch.

Wikipedia encourages women to start using the website this month in particular as part of Women’s History Month.

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