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Maybe Amazon invested so much money in Wikia, the company that runs the publicly edited Wikipedia, that founder Jimmy Wales started sounding like an end of the summer car commercial. Wales launched OpenServing today, which makes software, bandwidth, storage, computing power, content, and advertising open source. That means free.
So what’s your pleasure? What are you specifically looking for on the Internet and where do you go to find it? Does everyone consider himself or herself a Googler’ or are there alternative and more specific ways of searching for specialized desires or merchandise?
Pondering where surfers go after Wikipedia is interesting enough, but what was more interesting was the cyclical pattern of behavior among them that begins with Google and ends with Google or Google-related services (just to generalize – you could say search – Wikipedia – search – blog – social networking).
The latest prototype from Intel involves some very popular buzzwords – “silicon,” “hybrid,” and “laser” are all present, and the company’s Silicon Hybrid Laser (HSL) chip could act as “a breakthrough that will propel the world of computers into the light-based transmission era.”
The German-language version of Wikipedia may see some changes in the very near future. A new editing system, designed to reduce the amount of vandalism (and plain inaccuracy), is going to be implemented. These issues are commonly identified as the online encyclopedia’s biggest problems.
Wikipedia got a painful dose of “wikiality” this week as the online encyclopedia’s greatest strength became its worst nightmare. Wikipedia editors, meet Stephen Colbert, whose satirical crusade against “truthiness” arrived with the mocking tone of Monty Python’s coconut hoof beats.
The Web development technique known as AJAX has a lot of fans, and it has earned a reputation as something that is sure to be commonplace in the future. But in the meantime, it is running into difficulties here and there; chief among these are accessibility issues. This particular problem is getting a lot of attention.
Alaa Abd El-Fatah is a peaceful proponent of democracy who was jailed during a nonviolent protest – his supporters in Egypt want you to know this. They want anyone who googles “Egypt” to know this, as a matter of fact. A Googlebomb campaign has begun to link that word to a “Free Alaa” blog.
The brief article by editor Frank Bridgewater in the January 13 edition of the Honolulu Star Bulletin informs readers that entertainment reporter Tim Ryan has been dismissed for “phrases or sentences that appeared elsewhere before being included, un-attributed, in stories that ran in the Star-Bulletin.”
The Internet continues to evolve into an all-encompassing experience, as a place to shop, to entertain, to communicate, and, as Nielsen/NetRatings reports, a place to educate yourself. In September, sites like Wikipedia and Yahoo! Education enjoyed traffic surges representing nearly a third of the active Internet population.
One thing that I have learned in over a decade developing web sites is that the Net is continually changing, and to keep up you need to change with it.
Could we stop making up words, please? It was cute at first, but now it’s terribly annoying as the squiggly red lines on my word processor stretch across my screen candy cane style. Thanks to an NYU grad student, we get to add another word to the effluvium of techno-jargon logorrhea.
The world of search engines always has something new to offer; whether it’s GooglePrint or MSN’s Virtual Earth or in this case Yahoo’s Mindset. The new Mindset feature adds a new relevance dimension to one’s search based on a research facet or a shopping facet.
The open source encyclopedia is now the second most-visited reference Web site, according to Hitwise.
Can Wikinews revolutionize journalism the way Wikipedia did encyclopedias … CNET interviews Wikimedia co-founder Jimmy Wales to find out.