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Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 16, 2011 04:34 pm GMT4257 views
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Wikipedia
Wikipedia Turns 10, Looks to India and Beyond
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

As the infamous model of globally crowdsourced content with an ad-free business model marks its first decade on January 15th, Wikipedia has withstood intense criticism about reliability, been...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 16, 2011 09:43 am GMT2608 views
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Wikipedia Turns 10, Looks to India and Beyond
Wikipedia Goes Back to School
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia set up the Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy, asking students from the nation's top public policy programs to help by turning course research into articles for the...

Archenette EvangelioMar 24, 2011 02:35 am GMT1917 views
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Wikipedia Goes Back to School
Articles of War (Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars)
document Distributed Knowledge

Even Wikipedians themselves reach a point where they lose their heads and just spend more time with edit warring. These edit wars only illustrate that people devote more of their energy over...

Adam FrazerJul 23, 2011 08:39 am GMT1606 views
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Articles of War (Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars)
More Than 10 Percent of College Papers Plagiarize Wikipedia
document Open Innovation

With more than 18 million articles on countless topics, Wikipedia makes it easy for students to conduct research. Students shouldn't be plagiarizing at all, but cutting and pasting from...

Pablo BracciniNov 13, 2011 10:21 pm GMT2260 views
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More Than 10 Percent of College Papers Plagiarize Wikipedia
CrowdSourcing at Christmas for Wikipedia
document Distributed Knowledge

In his appeal for a small contribution, Ward Cunningham the inventor of Wiki’s notes that it takes a whole world to build Wikipedia. Ward continues “There are more than 470 million unique people...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 21, 2011 02:44 pm GMT945 views
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CrowdSourcing at Christmas for Wikipedia
Wikipedia turns 11 on January 15, 2012
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia was born in a free and open web, and its future and success in all parts of the world is at stake. Let’s make sure our project is as strong and free for Wikipedia Day in 2013 as it is...

Claire MackayJan 16, 2012 09:55 am GMT1323 views
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Wikipedia turns 11 on January 15, 2012
Wikipedia community has spoken, global anti-SOPA blackout protest begins Wednesday
document Distributed Knowledge

With Wikipedia now strongly on board, the fight against SOPA appears to be strengthening. Even the Whitehouse somewhat criticised both bills, calling for more “sound legislation” against content...

Harshida PatelJan 17, 2012 12:04 pm GMT1868 views
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Wikipedia community has spoken, global anti-SOPA blackout protest begins Wednesday
News outlets temporarily enter encyclopedia business as Wikipedia goes dark to protest anti-piracy bills
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia was just one of what was speculated as hundreds of websites -- like Reporters Without Borders -- to go dark Wednesday to protest the anti-piracy bills, which critics say amount to...

Jayne AnnJan 19, 2012 08:36 am GMT1687 views
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News outlets temporarily enter encyclopedia business as Wikipedia goes dark to protest anti-piracy bills
Everything CNN got Wrong about Newt Gingrich's Wikipedia Polishing
document Distributed Knowledge

The level of misinformation about marketers on Wikipedia is abhorent.Do something,anything,right now,this very moment,that will help put an end to Wikipedia ignorance. *Tell your professional...

Pablo BracciniFeb 09, 2012 02:06 pm GMT1346 views
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Everything CNN got Wrong about Newt Gingrich's Wikipedia Polishing
How to create and edit articles for Wikipedia
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia is an open platform and anybody can create or edit an article. According to Colin Warwick, Product Marketing Manager at Agilent Technologies, "The best way to start or add to a...

Pablo BracciniMar 01, 2012 02:41 pm GMT1589 views
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How to create and edit articles for Wikipedia
Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia’s migration, and that of hundreds of other sites, should act as a warning to Internet companies that fail to heed the opinions of their customers. Cyber-activism may not do much to...

Fritz SchaeferMar 10, 2012 11:46 pm GMT1269 views
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Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS
OpenStreetMap Celebrates Wikipedia Defection From Google Maps
document Distributed Knowledge

Still, the defections of those companies and now Wikipedia came several months after Google started charging heavy users of the Google Maps API in January 2012. But Richard Fairhurst, an...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 06, 2012 10:44 pm GMT3784 views
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OpenStreetMap Celebrates Wikipedia Defection From Google Maps
60 Percent of Wikipedia Entries about Companies Contain Errors
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A new study published in the Public Relations Journal shows that a stunning 60 percent of articles on "Wikipedia" about specific companies contained factual errors. All those mistakes are...

Fritz SchaeferApr 17, 2012 11:59 pm GMT5109 views
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60 Percent of Wikipedia Entries about Companies Contain Errors
Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia’s Flat Broke Superstar
document Distributed Knowledge

An editor like Justin Knapp is the lifeblood of Wikipedia, an increasingly vital resource that more and more people turn to, expecting accurate information. It's the sixth most-visited...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 21, 2012 01:18 pm GMT2172 views
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Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia’s Flat Broke Superstar
Brief History of the World’s Emotions (as Told by Wikipedia)
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Researcher Kalev Leetaru, of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, loaded the full text contents of the English-language articles on Wikipedia into a...

Fritz SchaeferJun 21, 2012 06:26 am GMT922 views
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Brief History of the World’s Emotions (as Told by Wikipedia)
Paul Ryan, 'Brown Noser'? The Wikipedia Edit Wars Begin for Romney's Running Mate
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Now that Ryan's confirmed, a flurry of such Wikipedia edits is to be expected as campaign operatives both professional and amateur try to define Paul Ryan through their preferred prisms. But...

Adam FrazerAug 11, 2012 04:17 pm GMT935 views
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Paul Ryan, 'Brown Noser'? The Wikipedia Edit Wars Begin for Romney's Running Mate
Did you know about this little Wikipedia trick? Swap “en” with “simple” in the URL
document Distributed Knowledge

Using fewer words and adopting easier grammar, Simple Wikipedia articles are typically aimed at those learning English, children or other students. But it’s actually a very good way of getting to...

Benjamin FosselAug 17, 2012 01:10 pm GMT1324 views
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Did you know about this little Wikipedia trick? Swap “en” with “simple” in the URL
Wikipedia Taps College 'Ambassadors' to Broaden Editor Base
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At the same time, there are many signs that the Wikimedia Foundation is eager to make the editing process more user-friendly. It has been conducting usability studies to see where the bumps are....

Fiona MaresJul 22, 2011 08:27 am GMT1591 views
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Wikipedia Taps College 'Ambassadors' to Broaden Editor Base
The contribution conundrum: Why did Wikipedia succeed while other encyclopedias failed?
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Wikipedia is a the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.They attracted contributors because they're built around a familiar product — the encyclopedia. Wikipedia’s authorless structure...

Benjamin FosselOct 13, 2011 02:29 am GMT2006 views
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The contribution conundrum: Why did Wikipedia succeed while other encyclopedias failed?
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