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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

By Josh Wolford March 26, 2014

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that …

Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul are Serious Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul are Serious
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There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem …

Wikipedia Shuts Down Accounts For Paid Edits Wikipedia Shuts Down Accounts For Paid Edits
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Sue Gardner, the outgoing executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, announced today that over 250 Wikipedia accounts have been blocked or banned as editors investigate accusations of people being paid to edit and manage pages. “The Wikimedia Foundation takes this …

Doctors Focus on Writing Medical Wikipedia Entries Doctors Focus on Writing Medical Wikipedia Entries
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Unless you’re some sort of know-it-all who thinks that you can scour the internet and self-diagnose any ailment that might befall you, I bet that you prefer to get your medical advice from people who spent years developing medical knowledge. …

Listen To Wikipedia Introduces Musical Editing Listen To Wikipedia Introduces Musical Editing
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The idea of Wikipedia does not necessarily produce Zen-like feelings. A good resource for quick research, or a place to catch up on missed story arcs, perhaps, but tranquility is not the first thing that pops into your head. Especially …

Wikimedia Provides Roadmap For HTTPS Upgrade Wikimedia Provides Roadmap For HTTPS Upgrade
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The Wikimedia Foundation is working on making its projects more secure to protect users’ privacy. As one can imagine, there are plenty of technological obstacles that the foundation must overcome, so it’s going through the process a little at a …

Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it has finally added the ability to edit Wikipedia from mobile devices. Historically, you’ve only been able to do so from the desktop. This is an increasingly important feature, as over 15% of Wikipedia’s …

Siri Gets Wikipedia, Twitter, Bing Search Results Siri Gets Wikipedia, Twitter, Bing Search Results

While demonstrating iOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced some new Siri features. Among them, integration of Bing web search results. Siri has a new interface, and even a new male voice. It now understands more types of …

Wikipedia Gets 'Nearby' Feature For Local Content Wikipedia Gets 'Nearby' Feature For Local Content

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today the addition of a new Nearby feature designed to help users discover articles about subjects relevant to their location. It’s available for both mobile and desktop. The feature not only will help users discover interesting …

Jimmy Wales Not A Fan Of HBO's Distribution Jimmy Wales Not A Fan Of HBO's Distribution

Like many people on the Internet, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is a fan of Game of Thrones. He’s not the biggest fan of how the show is distributed, however. Wales is frequently active on Quora, where someone asked him if …

Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App

The Wikimedia Foundation announced the launch of a new app for Android and iOS, which allows you to quickly upload photos to to Wikimedia Commons, its free image repository. The app enables you to upload multiple files and share uploads …

Wikimedia Sites See 500M+ Uniques a Month Wikimedia Sites See 500M+ Uniques a Month

Wikimedia sites, which include Wikipedia, Wikionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, and nearly a dozen more, now see over 500 million unique visitors a month. The previous high was set in May of 2012, when Wikimedia Foundation sites saw 492 million …

Download All Of Wikipedia Onto Your Android Device Download All Of Wikipedia Onto Your Android Device

Wikipedia suggests that you download the entirety of the website on your Android device using an app called Kiwix. The Wikimedia foundation posted to its blog today, recommending the app, which lets you download the millions of article contained within …

Jimmy Wales Engages In Chuck Norris Humor On Quora Jimmy Wales Engages In Chuck Norris Humor On Quora

On Quora, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales reveals a lot of interesting insight into what makes Jimmy Wales tick. One time, we learned that psychos keep him from voting in elections. Another time, we found out what he thinks about people …

Wikipedia Now Lets You Upload Photos From Mobile Wikipedia Now Lets You Upload Photos From Mobile
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Wikipedia announced that it is now letting mobile users add images to articles. If you’re browsing Wikipedia from your mobile browser, and come across an article without an image, you’ll now be able to add one. “In one easy step, …

Sue Gardner To Depart Wikimedia Foundation Sue Gardner To Depart Wikimedia Foundation
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Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that runs Wikipedia) announced today that she is stepping away from her position. She’s not leaving right way. She expects it to take at least six months to find her …

Jimmy Wales Says He'll Probably Buy Google Glasses Jimmy Wales Says He'll Probably Buy Google Glasses
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We know that Google Glass is coming soon – by the end of this year, actually. A fully-polished version of Google’s smart eyewear will be ready for the average consumer some time in 2013 and will cost “less than $1,500.” …