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Reluctant Wikipedia lifts lid on $2.5m internet search engine project

The Register - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Wikimedia Foundation has finally disclosed details of its controversial Knowledge Engine grant - and it confirms that Wikipedia is getting seriously into search, despite Jimmy Wales' categorical denial that WMF is “doing a Google”. Wikimedia's ...

Move over, Google. Here's Wikipedia's search engine – full of on-demand smut

The Register - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Wikipedia developers have sketched out designs for a Wikipedia Search Engine, which would give users a one-click replacement for Google search.

Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

ARTnews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Art + Feminism has announced that it will hold a third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 5, following the enormous success of the event's last two editions, in 2014 and 2015.

Science Students Are Writing Wikipedia Articles Instead of Term Papers

Motherboard - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Do scientists and educators have a public responsibility to help make Wikipedia articles accurate? It's a fascinating question, especially when you consider the sheer power Wikipedia has over how people learn about the world: Some 8,000 people view the ...

Wikipedia blocks Swiss officials over editing

swissinfo.ch - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In 2015, users on government computers modified 398 articles. In response, Wikipedia reportedly warned government staff on several occasions about this malpractice and finally blocked the IP addresses of their computers, the newspaper wrote on Tuesday.

Zakk Wylde Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

Loudwire - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Zakk clears up some fiction on Wikipedia, including a post claiming he had to audition to get back into Ozzy Osbourne's band in both 2004 and 2005.

Everipedia: The Wikipedia Competitor for the People

Breitbart News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
At a time when Internet censorship has turned into a perceived #WAR against certain groups of people, a new hero has seemingly emerged as a siren for the masses.

Disgruntled OSU Fans Take to Wikipedia

Cowboys Ride For Free (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Pin Pinterest 2 Comments. A particularly frustrated fan made sure to voice his opinion on Wikipedia Thursday afternoon with a couple of slight edits to the page of Oklahoma State's head basketball coach ...
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Wikipedia's longest hoax ever gets busted after more than ten years

Tech Insider (blog) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The article about "Jack Robichaux" had been flagged as an orphan, meaning it had few or no inbound links. What's more, the article featured a racist comment, and the only source provided did not mention anyone by that name.

What are Gloucester's top wikipedia entries?

Gloucester Citizen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ever wondered which Gloucester related page attracts the most views on wikipedia? Find out right here. Gloucester City Council - 1 view per day.

Wikipedia's 10 most popular Manchester-related pages revealed

Manchester Evening News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
David Beckham comes in second place in the Greater Manchester article rankings. The former England captain's Wikipedia page is viewed 6,982 times a day on average.
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Loser.com Now Redirects to Donald Trump's Wikipedia Page

TIME - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Last year, loser.com redirected to Kanye West's Wikipedia page after an incident at the Grammys with singer-songwriter Beck (who got his start with a single called “Loser,” natch).

Article retracted after 'overlapping text' from Wikipedia found

The Hindu - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Two years after a Wikipedia entry was found in a scientific paper in a peer-reviewed journal, the Indian Journal of Psychiatry has cracked the whip and retracted the article.

Scientific journal retracts article copied from Wikipedia entry

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A peer-reviewed Indian journal on psychiatry has pulled out an article after it became known that some portions of the text were copied from a Wikipedia entry without attribution. The article titled “The Mystery of Reincarnation” was published in 2013 ...

Why aren't Indians using Wikipedia to hold the government to account?

Scroll.in - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Wikipedia is just such a reliable social medium. It is an entirely voluntary, cooperative, web-based enterprise aimed at freely and readily delivering all the knowledge in the world to all the citizens of the world in their own languages.

Creed's Scott Stapp Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

Loudwire - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Sometimes Wikipedia gets the very basics wrong, like Scott Stapp's birth name, for example. After correcting that falsehood, we went into Scott's childhood and estrangement with his biological father, whom he recently reconciled with.
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On Wikipedia, Donald Trump Reigns and Facts Are Open to Debate

New York Times - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
But it was hardly news to the readers and volunteer editors of Mr. Cruz's Wikipedia page, where mentions of his Canadian birth have been added to, deleted or modified more than 600 times since 2009.

Study On Reincarnation Was Just A Reincarnated Wikipedia Article

Vocativ - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
There aren't a whole lot of scientific papers on reincarnation—perhaps because it's a spiritual phenomenon that's impossible to measure.

Wikipedia authors reveal why fake Jack Robichaux page took a decade to be checked

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Two former fraternity brother have revealed how they pulled off the longest ever Wikipedia hoax which stayed online for a decade before the site realized it was fake.

Jimmy Wales: the Wikipedia wizard turning his hand to mobiles that ring up cash for charities

Evening Standard - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
He's a digital god, someone who really has made a difference, who gave us a ready reckoner for just about everything in the form of Wikipedia, who has remained true to his values, not sold out and, at 49, is still trying to improve the lives of those ...
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