All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wikipedia’

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 results onto Google results pages in boxes on the side, which display relevant information about things like people, celebrities, bands, …

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Knowledge Graph: Google Gets Tight With Wikipedia

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 screen shot I have seen, shows information coming from Wikipedia to be very prominent. Here are a few: I wish …

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Who Likes Wikipedia More – Bing Or Google?

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 in scope. One of these sites, google.com, really likes Wikipedia when displaying queries to users utilizing their search engine. However, …

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Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter?

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 site found that a towering 90% of editors on the open-source encyclopedia site are men, with a small slice, 9%, …

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Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits

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: koavf) is the only person in the world who has logged over 1 million edits on Wikipedia. If you’re thinking …

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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 different regions access Wikipedia in different languages. Mapping Wikipedia, as the project is called, came about as a collaboration between …

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Download Wikipedia In English – All 9.7GB Of It [UPDATED]

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 download the entirety of the English Wikipedia – all 9.7GB of it – and access it anytime you want without …

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Wikipedia Latest To Give Google Maps The Slip

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 Google Maps. Now, the latest company to dump Google Maps is Wikipedia. The announcement came by way of today’s update …

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Geraldo Rivera Now Graces Wikipedia In A Hoodie

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 said that slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was as much to blame for his death as the shooter, George …

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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 reference set, even feel a bit of nostalgia for it, though I haven’t looked something up in the EB since …

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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 constant need for “instant gratification.” The books, which are priced at $1,395 for the 20101 edition, have been a point …

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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 best engage the public via the internet and available online software. Efforts are currently underway to merge many government websites …

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