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WikiWars Is Your Link-Based Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon

In times of unyielding, epic boredom, my nerdiest groups of friends and I used to play a game we called “Random Connections.” The game was simple: a moderator chose two seemingly unrelated things – they could be physical items, people, …

Monmouthpedia Becomes the First Wikipedia Town Monmouthpedia Becomes the First Wikipedia Town

You can chalk this one up in the “worst ideas in the world” column. It seems the town of Monmouth Wales, has become the first “Wikipedia town”, according to PC Magazine. What this basically means, is that there will be …

Google On Knowledge Graph’s Wikipedia Integration: We Realize We’ll Never Be Perfect Google On Knowledge Graph’s Wikipedia Integration: We Realize We’ll Never Be Perfect

This week, Google unveiled its “Knowledge Graph,” which is garnering a great deal of hype in the search industry. Google has certainly hyped it up, calling it “another step away from raw keywords”. It puts a new kind of search …

Knowledge Graph: Google Gets Tight With Wikipedia Knowledge Graph: Google Gets Tight With Wikipedia
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Google revealed the Knowledge Graph today, which is Google’s attempt to move further away from keyword-based results delivery, and get better at delivering relevant results. Wikipedia appears to be a major provider of content to this feature. So far, every …

Who Likes Wikipedia More – Bing Or Google? Who Likes Wikipedia More – Bing Or Google?
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Wikipedia, the juggernaut of the online information world. The site which spawned the idea of allowing internet users to update information regarding any topic has grown in such a way that only a handful of sites can be considered larger …

Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter? Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter?
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Wikipedia have released the results of their second editor survey and, much like the original one from April 2011, the vast majority of Wikipedia editors are still men. After concluding data collection in December 2011 from over 6,500 respondents, the …

Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits
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What do you do with your free time? Play video games, surf reddit, drink too much? Well, Justin Knapp edits Wikipedia – a lot. This one-man truth squad has just hit a inarguably impressive milestone. As of now, Knapp (user: …

Mapping Wikipedia Visually Ignites The World’s Interest In Knowledge Mapping Wikipedia Visually Ignites The World’s Interest In Knowledge

That’s not a Lite-Brite representation of North America above this article. It’s not a photo of some dorm room blacklight poster, either. What you see above is actually much more meaningful: a visual representation of the continent according to how …

Download Wikipedia In English – All 9.7GB Of It [UPDATED] Download Wikipedia In English – All 9.7GB Of It [UPDATED]
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For those of you that can’t get enough Wikipedia, or even for those of you lamenting the cessation of a printed copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica, now you can take it with you in your offline life. Wikipedians can now …

Wikipedia Latest To Give Google Maps The Slip Wikipedia Latest To Give Google Maps The Slip
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With how so many high profile partners have been dumping Google Maps lately, you’d think Google was patient zero for some communicative bubonic cootie-cancer that everybody was fleeing from. First foursquare bailed and then Apple’s been to distancing itself from …

Geraldo Rivera Now Graces Wikipedia In A Hoodie
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Geraldo Rivera has been the brunt of a lot of jokes and strong criticism over remarks he made last week on the Fox News show Fox & Friends. If you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the gist: Paraphrased, Rivera …

How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic] How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic]

I have to admit: when I wrote last week’s article about the Encyclopedia Britannica‘s going out of print, I jumped over to Wikipedia for a little bit of fact-checking. I’ve gone on record lamenting the demise of the multi-volume printed …

Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops Print Edition

244 years after the very first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica went into print, it was announced today that it will no longer happen. In the age of Wikipedia, Britannica had a hard time keeping up when there is a …

Jimmy Wales Wikipedias The British Government Jimmy Wales Wikipedias The British Government

Wikepedia chief and co-founder, Jimmy Wales accepted a position with the British government as an unpaid advisor for open policy creation and other technology-based initiatives. Using his extensive technology and business savvy, Wales will instruct civil servants on how to …

Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales Now to Advise UK Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales Now to Advise UK

Wikimedia Foundation boss Jimmy Wales can add one more not-for-profit post to his CV. He’ll now be advising the British government on matters of technology, transparency, open policy-making, and political crowdsourcing. So announced Downing Street top aide Rohan Silva yesterday, …

Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy
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The Wikimedia Foundation announced that all of its sites have been migrated away from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The transition was completed on Friday, and the foundation it was done so without interruption to services. Wikimedia began talking about leaving GoDaddy …

Social Media, Wikipedia Finding More Value in Classroom Social Media, Wikipedia Finding More Value in Classroom
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Ask a 21st-century college professor to name a few of the biggest challenges to her art today and “Wikipedia” and “Social Media” are sure to top the list. For more than a decade, the prominence of digital devices in the …

Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia
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Typos happen. They’re inescapable if you use a computer. This is why keyboards come with a Delete key. Given then that typos are expected, it was inevitable that someone out in the internet would find a way to profit from …

SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic] SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

Frugal Dad has put out an infographic breaking down SOPA blackout day (January 18) by the numbers. “The Wikipedia blackout was seen by 160 million people – over twice those who tuned in to the first televised presidential debate,” a …

Kim Dotcom Not Cool With His Wikipedia Entry Kim Dotcom Not Cool With His Wikipedia Entry
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A week ago, MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested at his home, and was reportedly found near a firearm as authorities raided. According to Dotcom, however, most of what you read about him online isn’t even true though (according to …

Wikimedia & Orange To Provide Free Wikipedia Access In Africa, Middle East Wikimedia & Orange To Provide Free Wikipedia Access In Africa, Middle East

Jimmy Wales isn’t messing around when it comes to stressing the point that, yes, everybody should have free and available access to information. In a press release this afternoon, the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, announced that …