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The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA

Aside from the bouts of humor many Twitter users are providing, thanks, in large part to the @herpderpedia Twitter account’s work, it’s also becoming a water cooler of sorts, at least in relation to the anti-piracy act that’s ruling the …

Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page

So SOPA news will be bursting from your Internets today what with Wikipedia (and others) disappearing till tomorrow. It’s a pretty bold message but it only directly affects the English-language page. But how might users of Wikipedia’s non-English pages be …

SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia

Did you know that Helen Keller was a military sniper and NASCAR driver? That reggae was invented in the 1880s by a drunken Irish bagpiper? That Abraham Lincoln used a magic whip to fight pirates and free the slaves in …

Wikipedia Blackout: How To Access Wikipedia, If You Really Really Really Have To Wikipedia Blackout: How To Access Wikipedia, If You Really Really Really Have To
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So you wake up this morning with a hankerin’ for some knowledge about Vladimir Putin’s early life, only to find that Wikipedia is down for the count. And they will stay that way until 12 am Thursday, having blacked out …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter
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Chances are most of you who read news online have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Well, it was recently announced that Wikipedia would institute a blackout in protest of SOPA & PIPA. As …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live
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As announced by Jimmy Wales, via Twitter, the Wikipedia SOPA / PIPA blackout is now live. For the next 24 hours when you visit Wikipedia.com you’re greeted with the following image: The message that comes with the image states:“For over …

Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live
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As expected, the biggest crowdsourced encyclopedia in the world has gone dark for English users. Wikipedia is probably the most prominent site that has decided to black itself out in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the …

SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info
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Over the weekend, the Stop Online Piracy Act was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until “outstanding concerns” have been addressed. SOPA will not move forward in the House as the official vote was been cancelled and …

Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips
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As major sites like Wikipedia and reddit prepare for a Wednesday blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate cousin the Protect IP Act, many smaller sites are also debating whether or not they want to participate …

Wikipedia SOPA/PIPA Blackout Pages Wikipedia SOPA/PIPA Blackout Pages

As part of a sustained effort against (the recently-shelved) SOPA and (still-threatening) PIPA bills before Congress and the Senate, respectively, Wikipedia has announced that they will be part of a blackout on Wednesday, January 18. (image)@jimmy_walesJimmy WalesStudent warning! Do your …

Wikipedia Will Go Dark Wednesday To Protest SOPA, Censorship Wikipedia Will Go Dark Wednesday To Protest SOPA, Censorship
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Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia. You have used it before because it’s a helpful tool to learn and if you’ve learned anything in the past several years your quest for knowledge likely led you through Wikipedia at some point. Jimmy Wales …

More Sites Join Upcoming Anti-SOPA Blackout More Sites Join Upcoming Anti-SOPA Blackout
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We were recently informed about Reddit’s plan to black their incredibly popular site out on January 18th as a method of protesting the anti-piracy acts that are currently in a holding pattern in the US House of Representatives and the …

Is Wikipedia Leaving GoDaddy Or Not? Is Wikipedia Leaving GoDaddy Or Not?
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Did GoDaddy’s denouncement of SOPA/PIPA change the online encyclopedia’s point of view on the domain registrar or are the folks who run Wikipedia being selective about the next place they register their domain? As of now, thanks to the ByeDaddy …

Wikimedia Foundation Breaks Record With Fundraising Campaign Wikimedia Foundation Breaks Record With Fundraising Campaign
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The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has wrapped up its annual fund raising campaign, breaking a record with $20 million raised from over a million donors in “nearly every country in the world”. It appears those big banners at the …

Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA
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A whole bunch of founders and co-founders of high profile web properties have banded together to sign an open letter to Washington in opposition to SOPA and Protect IP. The letter has been signed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Andressen …

Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA

While the position of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales concerning SOPA is now well known, his “Put SOPA on Blast” essay essentially spoke for himself, although, one would be inclined to believe Wales shares the thoughts of his co-workers. Now, however, …

Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA
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While some members of the entertainment industry believe that without the help of SOPA, the future of content distribution is in doubt, other members of the tech industry have a different perspective. In fact, a number of tech giants are …

Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Comments Spark Wikipedia Battle Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Comments Spark Wikipedia Battle
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A now famous video of former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin discussing American History has sparked a battle on Wikipedia between those attempting to edit an article in order to reflect some suspect information. Palin has been on a bus …

Search Quality Should Trend Upward With Expert Content Search Quality Should Trend Upward With Expert Content
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We talk about search quality a lot these days, particularly since the rise of content farms, and Google’s efforts to improve in light of them. While the quality of a search result isn’t always life or death, results for certain …

Sweet 16 For Wikis

Today is the 16th birthday of the web’s first wiki. The web owes a great debt to Ward Cunningham for starting the first wiki 16 years ago today at Wiki Wiki Web (although that is debatable, I suppose, for wiki …

Wikipedia Marks Tenth Anniversary

To mark the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia that takes place Saturday, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has released data about who uses the site and how its audience has grown over the years.

The percentage of all American adults who use Wikipedia to look for information has increased from 25% in February 2007 to 42% in May 2010. This translates to 53% of adult internet users.