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Are You Ready for the New, Easier Wikipedia?

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Wikipedia, the online user-created encyclopedia and currently the number six website on the Internet today, is about to get a makeover. And it's a big one. According to a blog post from the Wikimedia Foundation User Experience team detailing the changes, the upcoming Wikipedia redesign, due to launch April 5th,...
Are You Ready for the New, Easier Wikipedia?

Open Video Alliance launches Wikipedia video campaign

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The Open Video Alliance (OVA), a group that seeks to promote adoption of standards-based open video technologies, has launched a new campaign encouraging users to upload videos to the Wikipedia Web site. The goals behind this new campaign are to visually enrich the online encyclopedia and promote awareness of...
Open Video Alliance launches Wikipedia video campaign
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

Grant Shapps's Wikipedia page was edited to remove byelection gaffe

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More details emerge of changes to online encyclopaedia made from computers in Tory chairman's officeFurther details have emerged of how Grant Shapps' constituency office altered his Wikipedia biography to remove references to embarrassing political gaffes, mentions of the marketing website he founded and his personal fortune.Using a series of anonymous...
Grant Shapps's Wikipedia page was edited to remove byelection gaffe
China’s online encyclopedia Hudong.com raising $50M round

I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup (How To Donate During The Off Season)

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I just donated $40 to Wikipedia, because I promised myself I would every time I poked fun at its Holiday donation drive and then just never got around to it. Did you know that you could actually donate during the off-season (Via the covert “Donate to Wikipedia” link at the far...
I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup (How To Donate During The Off Season)

Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia

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During the rise of the Beat movement in the 1950s and ’60s, avant-garde writer William S. Burroughs developed a process he called the “cut up” technique, in which he would literally cut out sentences and passages from poems, stories and books (both his own and those of other writers)...
Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia
Wikimedia readies its 'WYSIWYG' visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

My Email Exchange With Aaron Swartz Shows An Original Thinker

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Reddit and RSS cofounder Aaron Swartz died Jan. 11 in his Brooklyn apartment at the age of 26, an apparent suicide. In this unpublished email exchange from 2009, Swartz told me about his early life, his hope for the web and politics, and the value of rugged curiosity. In...
My Email Exchange With Aaron Swartz Shows An Original Thinker

Wikpedia Goes 3D

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Only Wikipedia, the massively collaborative online encyclopedia, would want its users to know what's on the other side of its logo...in three dimensions. For those of you who still doubt the ability of Wikipedia to get the facts straight, the latest update should be a case in point for exactly...
Wikpedia Goes 3D

Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

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Kaltura, the open source video platform that’s powering Wikipedia’s new HTML5 player, has announced a new $25 million funding round from new investors which include Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and ORIX Ventures, with participating from existing investors which include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures....
Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

Apple's Siri has a new British rival – meet Evi

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Cambridge firm True Knowledge outsmarts tech giant with phone assistant that copes with variety of UK accentsSiri, the talking personal assistant that became an instant hit on the iPhone, now has a British rival called Evi.Impersonated by Robin Williams on chatshows and described by Google's former chief Eric Schmidt as...
Apple's Siri has a new British rival – meet Evi

Jimmy Wales, On New Editing Platform: “This Is Epically Important”

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“This is epically important,” tweeted Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, about a new simplified editing platform aimed at massively expanding the number of people who contribute to the online encyclopedia. A deceivingly tiny percentage of users actually contribute to Wikipedia, despite the foundation’s ernest attempts at making it an inclusive, democratic creation...
Jimmy Wales, On New Editing Platform: “This Is Epically Important”

10 Wikipedia Encyclopedia Usability Userscripts

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Wikipedia; Almost every Internet user has heard that name before and chance is they have been – intentionally or not – on the website of the popular online encyclopedia at least once. Wikipedia is a good starting point to look something up on the Internet. Most users access the site...
10 Wikipedia Encyclopedia Usability Userscripts
Wikipedia hotshot Sue Gardner announces decision to step down

Wikipedia blackout after server cables accidentally cut

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Online encyclopedia brought down for two hours after someone cut through cables connecting its servers in FloridaWikipedia was inaccessible globally for a couple of hours on Monday after someone accidentally cut through fibre cables connecting its servers in Florida.The online encyclopedia was down for about two hours on Monday afternoon...
Wikipedia blackout after server cables accidentally cut

Wikidata to provide structured data for all Wikipedia versions

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A new initiative will make it possible for any language version of the online encyclopedia to automatically pull in data rather than enter the information manually. But will it drive off editors? [Read more]...
Wikidata to provide structured data for all Wikipedia versions

Wikipedia may face disruptions during migration to Va. data center

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Online encyclopedia Wikipedia may encounter service disruptions as it is migrated to servers at a data center in Ashburn, Virginia....
Wikipedia may face disruptions during migration to Va. data center

An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax

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Wikipedia editors unearthed a clever hoax perpetrated on the web’s gullible netizens, sending the mighty “Bicholim Conflict” back to where it originated: non-existence. For 5 years, the imaginary year-long battle, from 1640 to 1641, between Portugal and the mighty Indian Marath Empire, reigned as truth in the user-generated halls of Wikipedia’s archive....
An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax

Wikimedia Foundation Raises $25M In Donations Over 9 Days

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Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it raised $25 million from more than 1.2 million donors during its 2012 fundraiser, which ran on English-language Wikipedia in five countries (the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand) for nine full days, a decrease in time from Wikipedia’s 2011 fundraiser, which was...
Wikimedia Foundation Raises $25M In Donations Over 9 Days
Wikiweb: The Connection Between Wikipedia Articles Beautifully Visualized

Philip Roth's complaint to Wikipedia

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Author writes open letter to persuade the online encyclopedia to let him adjust inaccurate description of his novelPhilip Roth has written an open letter to Wikipedia after the collaborative online encyclopaedia refused to accept him as a credible source for the inspiration behind his own novel, The Human Stain.The novel,...
Philip Roth's complaint to Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia would use encryption to skirt UK data collection bill

Wikipedia Founder: Site Would Go Dark Again to Protect Online Freedom

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says the online encyclopedia is prepared to go dark again if it's necessary to convince lawmakers to not curtail Internet freedoms....
Wikipedia Founder: Site Would Go Dark Again to Protect Online Freedom

Wikimedia Raised $25M So Far in Annual Wikipedia Fundraiser

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The Wikimedia Foundation said it had raised $25 million “in record time” during its ninth annual yearly Wikipedia fundraiser, with 1.2 million users donating. The San Francisco non-profit operates Wikipedia online encyclopedia and uses the funds to keep it ad-free, as well as “maintain server infrastructure, support global projects to...
Wikimedia Raised $25M So Far in Annual Wikipedia Fundraiser

Wikipedia Is Down

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We don’t know how or why yet, but the world’s online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has gone down for the count.Wikipedia only went down a few minutes ago, according to the Twitter stream, which is already pumping out dozens of tweets per minute about the outage. There is only a “Server...
Wikipedia Is Down

Wikipedia may face disruptions as it migrates to Virginia data center

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Online encyclopedia Wikipedia may encounter service disruptions as it is migrated to servers at a data center in Ashburn, Va. Wikimedia Foundation, the host of Wikipedia and other websites, said on Saturday it will move this week its main technical operations to the data center, which is intended to...
Wikipedia may face disruptions as it migrates to Virginia data center

Wales Puts Founder Pen Away at Wikipedia, For Now

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Jimmy Wales has withdrawn from actively editing, as a "founder," Wikipedia, the massive online encyclopedia he helped to create, and its allied and subsidiary websites. Last week, Fox News started asking representatives at companies that have donated to the group's Wikimedia Foundation for comment on their discovery that Wikicommons had...
Wales Puts Founder Pen Away at Wikipedia, For Now

Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches

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Ever wish that Wikipedia was more easily searchable from your old cellphone, or that the site’s mobile page came in more languages? Perhaps not, at least if you’re a smartphone-carrying, English speaking citizen of the capital-w West. On the other hand, if you’re one of the millions of people coming...
Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches
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