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Wikipedia Gets A Revamp, Better Search And Navigation – And An Updated Logo

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Wikipedia is easily one of the most visited sites in the world, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. This morning, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a number of changes it has made to make the experience for visitors and contributors better. Most apparent is the new...
Wikipedia Gets A Revamp, Better Search And Navigation – And An Updated Logo

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?

French government agency forced Wikipedia volunteer to delete entry

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A French intelligence agency ordered a Wikipedia volunteer to delete a page about a military radio relay last month, alleging the page contained classified military information. The Wikimedia Foundation, publisher of Wikipedia, said Saturday that the French Central Intelligence Directorate (DCRI) had initially asked it to delete the page...
French government agency forced Wikipedia volunteer to delete entry

Bent on user-generated content: Wikia raises $11m to grow its network of wiki sites

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Wikia, the for-profit company behind an eponymous network of collaboratively published online content, has raised just south of $11 million in new funding according to a regulatory filing. Started in late 2004 by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley (who left the company in February 2012), Wikia runs a...
Bent on user-generated content: Wikia raises $11m to grow its network of wiki sites

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)

Wikipedia’s Redesign Is Coming Soon

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Wikipedia is edging closer to a redesign. Nako Komura, head of the user experience team for the Wikimedia Foundation, detailed some of these changes on the foundation’s blog and in the Wikimedia Technical Blog.The new default design will start to roll out the week of April 5 on the...
Wikipedia’s Redesign Is Coming Soon

Wikimedia enables ebook export feature on Wikipedia for your offline reading pleasure

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Wikimedia today announced that it has enabled a new EPUB export feature on Wikipedia, but only on the English version of the site. You can use the new feature to collate your personal collection of Wikipedia articles and generate a free ebook, which can then in turn be read on...
Wikimedia enables ebook export feature on Wikipedia for your offline reading pleasure
Wikimedia readies its 'WYSIWYG' visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July
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Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

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The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikivoyage Tuesday, adding a travel site to its stable of free resources edited by anyone and everyone. Travel, and all the local advertising money that comes with it, is a hotly contested market on the Web, so having Wikivoyage as a non-commercial alternative feels like a...
Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

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

Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

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The Wikimedia Foundation has just announced that it has reached a settlement with new media company Internet Brands to put a stop to all litigation between the two parties concerning the creation and recent launch of free wiki travel site Wikivoyage. Wikivoyage is a free (and ad-free) online travel guide...
Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

Google Donates $2 Million To Wikimedia Foundation

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According to a Tweet just sent from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation. Wales says the official announcement will be made tomorrow. The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit that focuses on the development of free, multilingual content to wiki-based projects. The Wikimedia...
Google Donates $2 Million To Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Commons' new iOS and Android apps make it easier to donate photos to Wikipedia

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If you’ve ever wondered where all those images come from when perusing Wikipedia, the answer likely lies in Wikimedia Commons, a project set up by the Wikimedia Foundation to create an online repository of license-free images and other media files. Now, the Wikimedia Commons project has officially unveiled its native...
Wikimedia Commons' new iOS and Android apps make it easier to donate photos to Wikipedia

Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

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At the ArabNet conference currently taking place in Beirut, Wikimedia Foundation’s Chief Global Development Officer, Barry Newstead spoke about the state of Arabic content on Wikipedia, and on the Internet in general. With 280 languages available on Wikipedia, Arabic is ranked at number 27 in terms of volume [Arabic]. It sounds...
Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

Wikimedia Starts Hunt for New Executive Director

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, said Wednesday it had enlisted m/Oppenheim Associates to help in a global search for an executive director to replace Sue Gardner, who is leaving to pursue Internet activism projects. The Foundation hopes to have the new hire...
Wikimedia Starts Hunt for New Executive Director

Wikimedia explains why launching a visual editor is its 'most challenging software project' ever

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If you’ve ever tried to edit or contribute to an article on Wikipedia, you’ll have noticed that the massively popular encyclopedia doesn’t utilize a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. Instead, you’re stuck with “wikitext” — a rather confusing markup code, which creates a barrier for potential contributors....
Wikimedia explains why launching a visual editor is its 'most challenging software project' ever

Wikipedia back after brief outage

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The crowd-sourced encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is back up and running Monday after a brief outage took parts of the site offline earlier Monday. According to a tweet from the site's parent group, the Wikimedia Foundation, the outage was due to a fiber optic cable being cut near its Florida data center....
Wikipedia back after brief outage

OpenStreetMap is a Surprising Threat to Google Maps

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The announcement last week that the Wikimedia Foundation will switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap for its cartographic needs marks the latest in an increasingly long line of high-profile defections....
OpenStreetMap is a Surprising Threat to Google Maps

Cards Against Humanity game donates $70,000 holiday haul to Wikipedia

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Cult party game that thrives on political incorrectness raises money on pay-what-you-want system for online encyclopediaCrass party game Cards Against Humanity can now count Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as one of its most fervent fans after the makers donated all $70,000 of their holiday profits to the Wikimedia Foundation. The...
Cards Against Humanity game donates $70,000 holiday haul to Wikipedia

Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?

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While Glyn just recently wrote about Jimmy Wales' effort to stymie UK snooping, it appears there may be other issues to address in England. If Wikipedia has had to fight any stigma, it's been the notion that a crowdsourced encyclopeda in which most anyone could contribute would be so rife...
Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?
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Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, just officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. The new site, which was already in beta for a while and has a bit of a tumultuous history, is a free online travel guide that, just like Wikipedia, is edited collaboratively. It...
Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide

Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says that Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, TechCrunch reports (can’t connect to the source, Twitter, at the moment). The official statement is supposedly be made today, Wednesday. [Thanks David!] [By Philipp Lenssen | Origin: Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia |...
Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia

Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

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Thomson Reuters announced today that it has made a deal to acquire a brand protection company called MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum. The MarkMonitor website says the company offers a suite of products and services that include brand protection (i.e., protecting trademarks and commerce), anti-piracy, anti-fraud, and domain management. The...
Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS

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Part of the long-running (and far from over) SOPA/PIPA battle was the drawing of lines in the sand by internet companies. While most recognized the danger of that irresponsible and short-sighted bill and took action against it, some companies supported it strongly and even testified to that effect in Congress....
Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS
Wikivoyage sets off to become #1 travel resource in the world

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

Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"

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Taco Cowboy writes with news that Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has reported to the FBI what he says is child pornography on Wikipedia, including links (redacted in the letter just linked) to entries about pedophilia and the genre of manga known as lolicon. The Register has up an...
Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"
Wikipedia's focus on mobile spikes growth in Kenya, Malaysia, Niger
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