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Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google changes its algorithm constantly, so an update is hardly newsworthy unless it causes major changes. Something pretty big apparently happened with the algorithm on June 17 – so big that Moz is calling it the “Colossus” update. I don’t know if that name’s going to catch on or not, but according to its MozCast product, which measures the “temperature” …

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Wikipedia Lists Ten Most Edited Pages Of 2014

Earlier this month, the Wikimedia Foundation released its first-ever annual video looking back at the year in Wikipedia edits. The video gave us a glance at some of the most edited pages, but now, the foundation has released an actual top ten list (in ranking order) of the most-edited pages in the English language, as well as how many times …

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Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Wikipedia

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their year-end round-ups. Sometimes they come in the form of lists. Sometimes they’re videos. Sometimes both. The Wikimedia Foundation is getting in on the fun this year with its first-ever annual video looking back at the year in Wikipedia edits. The Foundation’s Katherine Maher writes: More than anything, it celebrates those who …

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Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a list of articles for your location, and gives you the distance from where you’re at. There’s also a compass that …

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Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been easy for the non-profit – a fact that can be proven by Jimmy Wales pleading face appearing every once in …

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Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think the “right to be forgotten” law is going too far? Do you agree with the concept at all? Should Wikipedia …

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Wikipedia Articles Not Exempt From ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Okay, if this thing wasn’t already getting out of hand (it was), it certainly is now. A Wikipedia link is reportedly being removed from Google search results as a result of Google’s process for complying with the new “right to be forgotten” law in the EU. Buried in the middle of a lengthy Jimmy Wales profile at The Observer, is …

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Wikipedia Donations Can Now Be Made in Bitcoin

If you’ve been putting off donating to the Wikimedia Foundation, waiting to do so in a cryptocurrency, today’s the day. The Wikimedia Foundation, which is responsible for the internet’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia – as well as Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons (among others) – has just announced that it now accepts Bitcoin. This is the 13th method of donation now accepted …

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Wikipedia Wins One Battle Against Black Hat Paid Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it successfully obtained orders preventing four sites, which advertise paid Wikipedia article editing, from using the Wikipedia trademark. The sites are wikipediapagecreators.com, getawikipedia.com, getonwikipedia.com, and onwikipedia.com. The foundation, which has been battling undisclosed paid editing, considers getting the orders a “victory for free and neutral knowledge”. As the foundation notes in a blog post, such …

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Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets

The Wikimedia Foundation unveiled a new look for Wikipedia and its other properties for tablets. There are similarities to the mobile web version you’ve already been seeing on your smartphone, but there are also some differences. For one, they’ve increased the font size and narrowed the width of the content area, and the design is responsive, so it’s optimized to …

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Will Policy Changes Make Wikipedia More Trustworthy?

The Wikimedia Foundation announced changes to its terms of service to address the problem of black hat paid editing of content such as Wikipedia articles. With half a billion people using Wikipedia every month, and the major search engines drawing from its information for quick answers to users’ queries, it’s pretty important that the content remains unbiased and factual, and …

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Lila Tretikov Replaces Sue Gardner As Executive Director Of Wikimedia Foundation

It’s been over thirteen months since Sue Gardner announced that she’d step down as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind Wikipedia. The foundation has finally announced her replacement. Lila Tretikov will be taking on the role. Tretikov, originally from Moscow, moved to New York after the collapse of the Soviet Union, then went to the University …

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