the NYT hoax which gives The Reg pause for thought and comment here;
conservapedia about which this entry on Guardian Unlimited says
A group of religious zealots and social rightwingers in America are taking on the might of Wikipedia. Based on their belief that Wikipedia’s liberal and secular bias is polluting young American minds, they have […]
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At least that is what the Daily Telegraph says.
Just in case you have missed the more than 200 stories on the Web, go here, or here, or here or … , to read about the world-wide brouhaha caused when
Microsoft acknowledged it had approached the writer and offered to pay him for the time it […]
This piece broke the news that
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with amazon.com that he hopes will become a rival to Google and Yahoo!
causing an explosion of blogging on the topic. Wikiasari Mania - The Facts, The Myths & Hysteria! are analysed here, […]
This is just a fascinating read:
These are some pretty raw notes from Negroponte’s presentation at NetEvents, Hong Kong, as it happens. He’s showing off the first “production laptop” - although it’s not the finished electronics. An ASIC - to run the camera, the flash memory and other functions - isn’t fitted, and it’s not possible […]
A month or so ago we reported that, according to various news outlets, the government of the People’s Republic of China had unblocked Wikipedia; well it seems to have happened again. Other reports of the most recent unblocking can be found here, and here.
Wikipedia’s own account goes into the […]
… have been an interview with Chris DiBona:
Google’s open source chief talks about the joys of Linux, the cost of Windows and his concerns about the new version of the GPL
and, in the Weekend colour section, a feature about Web 2.0, including interviews with Jimmy Wales and Matt Mullenweg who
began tinkering with open source […]
A fairly measured piece about the Wikipedia fork from Guardian Unlimited.
Reports that China Unblocks Wikipedia have appeared on mainstream sites: Editor & Publisher, Forbes, vnunet (somewhat underwhelmed), Wikipedia itself, …
Jimmy Wales was in Bangalore last week to participate in the Infovision summit and also to meet up with the Wikipedia community in India. Priya Padmanabhan of CyberMedia News caught up with him […]
Surprise, surprise - what with the unparallelled cleanliness and general sportsmanship of the American body politic, it’s shocking to read that some people at Capitol Hill have been vandalising the Wikipedia. There have been so many incidents that the Wikipedia has, amusingly, barred all IPs originating on the hill for a week. Acts of vandalism […]
Okay, this is just wacky:
Here’s what happened. A young man identifying himself as Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, 5th Duke of Cleveland, visited Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota three times trying to enroll as a transfer student. He had a “spot on” English accent and insisted on being called “your grace.” Students at the school […]
Science journal Nature last month published research claiming that the Wikipedia is almost as accurate as Encyclopaedia Britannica when it comes to Science. The journal noted in an editorial that those within the scientific community should “read Wikipedia cautiously and amend it enthusiastically”.
The Guardian and Beeb carried the story, but the good news didn’t […]
The issue seems to have everyone up in arms, including The Times of India, press industry rag Editor & Publisher and those paragons of sound reportage at The New York Times, who rather hysterically headlined the piece “Caught in the web of a Wikipedia liar”. A less hysterical and considerably more balanced piece summing up […]
This is from BBC News…
A US-based project is tapping into the collaborative nature of the web to provide online content that is relevant and valuable to developing nations.
The Wikimedia Foundation has set itself the ambitious aim of providing knowledge to people in their own language.
The goal is to tackle on one of the recurring issues […]
There’s still time to get in on the Wikipedia futurolgy raid, on until midnight tonight (31st October).
The Mozilla Foundation’s Gervase Markham has had his second column published on The Times Online (you can find the first one here in case you missed it). This time he’s on the subject of Open Document, Massachussets and the legacy issue - stuff you might well already know about, but it’s probably more like news […]
“The most important development for the humanities this century may prove to be Wikipedia” – so says The National Endowment for the Humanities over in Washington D.C. Other Wikipedia stuff includes profile over at The Age and some interesting comments from Jimmy Wales on “ten things that will be free” over at World Changing.
ComputerBusinessReview claims (it’s news to me) that’s where the term “wiki” comes from – the Wikipedia (where else?) claims it’s a backronym – in an article about SocialText, a company working on Wiki–esque software, and their recent investment from SAP Ventures. Also of interest is the company’s recent recruitment of Jimmy Wales to their board […]
You probably already heard this, but here it is anyway: MIT Media Labs have announced designs for cheap, cheap laptops at less than $100 a throw, and a project to manufacture and distribute them to the world’s schoolkids. The laptops are powered by clockwork (as The Inq put it “crank powered solitaire for the developing […]
I’m sure all of you know how pleasant yet time–consuming a diversion the Wikipedia and Google Maps can be. Well, now you can waste your time messing about with both at once with the PlaceOPedia — Ronseal-esque slogan: “Connecting Wikipedia articles with their location” — which utilises the Google Maps interface. I just spent a […]
The Wikipedia is now the most popular reference site on the web, according to research by Hitwise. It’s traffic shot up by 154% in the last twelve months, overtaking the CIA site to claim the number one spot, and snapping at the heels of the biggest of the big news sites, the New York Times […]