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Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

Crikey (registration) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO. An ATO employee has been using a work computer to whitewash the Wikipedia page of a South Korean cult, whose leader is in prison for multiple counts of rape. Freelance journalist John ...

There's no need to fear Wikipedia

Highlander Newspaper - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The other day, while I was in a history lecture, I was surprised to hear the professor essentially endorse Wikipedia. To paraphrase, she was surprised that the website had a strong definition of “fascism,” a term which she had looked up on several ...

Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy, study finds

ScienceAlert - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
When we imagine the future of companies, we often think about digital-age ventures such as Wikipedia and Reddit, which have the noble goals of decentralising power and giving everyone the freedom to create and disseminate knowledge.

Wikipedia entries in Japanese top 1 million

Japan Today - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
While paper versions typically undergo rigorous scrutiny by editors and experts, Wikipedia has been criticized for its sometimes sketchy quality, including articles with dubious elements owing to the nature of its platform that allows anyone to alter ...

Wikipedia's Editors Feud Like Teens

Gawker - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
When the faceless editors of Wikipedia decide an article is not fit for public consumption, it's gone, only accessible to the site's top editors—at least, it was.

Wikipedia Is Basically A Corporate Bureaucracy, According To A New Study

Gizmodo Australia (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Wikipedia is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the noble goal of decentralised knowledge creation. But as the community has evolved over time, it has wandered further and further from its early egalitarian ideals, according to a new paper published ...
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On Wikipedia, all languages are not created equal; but that could be changing

VentureBeat - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
As English is the world's lingua franca, it's perhaps unsurprising that it is so prevalent on Wikipedia. But the property's parent organization, the Wikimedia Foundation, is making moves to plug the inherent knowledge gap that results from this ...

One Easy Way to Make Wikipedia Better

The Atlantic - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Pacific Northwest tree octopus existed years before Wikipedia was founded. I'm using “existed” loosely here, of course, because there's no such thing as a Pacific Northwest tree octopus.

Wikipedia's social structures resemble a bureaucratic corporation, studies say

Washington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A new study analyzing how social norms are perpetuated within the Wikipedia community says they look a lot like a corporate bureaucracy, according to research journal Future Internet.

Wikipedia's Piracy Police Are Ruining the Developing World's Internet Experience

Motherboard - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Wikipedia Zero users in Bangladesh are now being monitored, banned, and threatened by Wikipedia editors who are engaged in a continuous game of whack-a-mole against piracy on the site.

Founder of Wikipedia visits Denver to discuss future of internet

FOX31 Denver - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
DENVER - The man who changed the way millions of people search for things on the internet visited the Mile High City on Thursday. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales discussed the future of the internet and the role mobile technology will play in it ...

Tips to get on Wikipedia

The Punch - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Wikipedia.com is currently one of the most influential websites in the world that anyone can use, edit and contribute to. It is primarily looked after by a non-profit organisation known as the Wikimedia Foundation but in reality, it is run by a ...

Gadgil to Lead Wikipedia Workshop

The New Indian Express - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Environmentalist Madhav Gadgil with his experienced team will lead a two-day Wikipedia workshop to be jointly organised by Swadeshabhimani Media Study Centre and the Centre for Internet and Society in association with the ...
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Beyonce Lemonade fans edited Rachel Roy's Wikipedia 200 times in 70 minutes

Metro - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Beyonce's fans have delivered an internet lynching to her husband Jay-Z's supposed mistress Rachel Roy via her Wikipedia page. The pop star's flock has been directing hate at Roy for days, after collectively assuming she is 'Becky with the good hair ...

There are surprisingly few ads in Wikipedia's look at product placement

A.V. Club (blog) - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or using your iPhone to find great deals on a Ford F-150.

Exercise to correct articles in Tulu Wikipedia begins

The Hindu - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
About eight years after the launch of Tulu Wikipedia, which is still to go live, an exercise to correct the articles uploaded in it has begun here.

To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

TechCrunch - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Quick: You can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What's it going to be? Time's up! Wikipedia? What a coincidence - that's what the Part-Time Scientists, a team working on a homegrown lunar rover for Google's Lunar XPRIZE, decided, too!

Rachel Roy's Wikipedia Page Hacked By The Beyhive: See Shocking Changes

Hollywood Life - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Her Wikipedia page was hacked, and the Beyhive shockingly changed her page to reflect what they believe - that Rachel is “Becky with the good hair.
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Offensive Hillsborough comments added to Wikipedia using council IP address

Liverpool Echo - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A council has launched an investigation after offensive comments were added to the Hillsborough Disaster Wikipedia page using its IP address.
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