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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 GMT2196 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 GMT2281 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 GMT1675 views
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Wikipedia Goes Back to School
Wikipedia Taps College 'Ambassadors' to Broaden Editor Base
document Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT1363 views
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Wikipedia Taps College 'Ambassadors' to Broaden Editor Base
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 GMT1424 views
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Articles of War (Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars)
The contribution conundrum: Why did Wikipedia succeed while other encyclopedias failed?
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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 GMT1808 views
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The contribution conundrum: Why did Wikipedia succeed while other encyclopedias failed?
Jimmy Wales talks Wikipedia, censorship…and why he hates “crowdsourcing” [Interview]
document Distributed Knowledge

The Next Web caught up with the Wikipedia man to get some insights on where Wikipedia is today, censorship in China, languages, donations, his for-profit Wikia website…and why he hates the word...

Claire MackayNov 09, 2011 02:42 am GMT853 views
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Jimmy Wales talks Wikipedia, censorship…and why he hates “crowdsourcing” [Interview]
The Next Web Interviews Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
video Distributed Knowledge

In this interview, "Wikipedia man" Jimmy Wales share some insights on where Wikipedia is today, censorship in China, languages, donations, his for-profit Wikia website…and why he hates...

Claire MackayNov 09, 2011 03:01 am GMT1429 views
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The Next Web Interviews Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
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 GMT1874 views
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More Than 10 Percent of College Papers Plagiarize Wikipedia
Not impressed with Wikipedia? Watch all of its activity in real-time
document Crowd Creativity, Tools

Wikistream is a place where you can witness the crowdsourcing process in Wikipedia. Here’s how the project explains itself: "Hopefully wikistream provides a hint of just how active...

Sebastian BlancaDec 05, 2011 08:53 am GMT1672 views
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Not impressed with Wikipedia? Watch all of its activity in real-time
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 GMT768 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 GMT1078 views
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Wikipedia turns 11 on January 15, 2012
Wikipedia to turn off for 24 hours in SOPA protest
document Distributed Knowledge

Describing the protest, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said on Twitter at 6pm UK time Monday that "Final details under consideration but consensus seems to be for "full" rather than...

Tim SatterthwaiteJan 17, 2012 05:21 am GMT1756 views
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Wikipedia to turn off for 24 hours in SOPA protest
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 GMT1473 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
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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 GMT1408 views
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News outlets temporarily enter encyclopedia business as Wikipedia goes dark to protest anti-piracy bills
Wikipedia gets an official app for Android, and it already has 10k+ downloads
document Tools

Wikipedia's app features include: -Save article to read later or offline -Search articles nearby -Share articles using Android “Share” function -Read article in a...

Rebecca GutierrezJan 19, 2012 09:46 pm GMT1257 views
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Wikipedia gets an official app for Android, and it already has 10k+ downloads
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: MPAA CEO Christopher Dodd should be fired
document Distributed Knowledge

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder said: If you are a member organisation of the MPAA and this is your public representative who’s making you look like a corrupt, Congress-buying organisation...

Pablo BracciniJan 26, 2012 02:49 am GMT1078 views
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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: MPAA CEO Christopher Dodd should be fired
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 GMT1098 views
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Everything CNN got Wrong about Newt Gingrich's Wikipedia Polishing
Wikipedia Appears on Page 1 of Google for 99% of Searches [Study]
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia has millions of pages indexed and is considered an authority website by Google – co-founder Sergey Brin has called Wikipedia “one of the greatest triumphs of the Internet” and “an...

Pablo BracciniFeb 18, 2012 10:04 pm GMT1530 views
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Wikipedia Appears on Page 1 of Google for 99% of Searches [Study]
Wikipedia: Page one of Google UK for 99% of searches
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikipedia is a vast site with millions of pages and thousands of editors offering unique vital content on multitudes of subject matters. But should Wikipedia be the de-facto resource for pretty...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 19, 2012 05:27 am GMT2057 views
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Wikipedia: Page one of Google UK for 99% of searches
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