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  • The People's Operator navigates Hypocrite Channel
    Jimmy Wales shames PR editors
    Some companies, like General Motors, Procter & Gamble, and Apple, spend many millions of dollars in promotional advertising campaigns. Other companies, like Rolls-Royce, Krispy Kreme, and the makers of Sriracha hot sauce, allocate no money...
  • Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City
    5 Travel Tips for Wikipedians Going to Mexico City
    The excitement is in the air. A veritable fiesta of sun-starved Wikipedia nerds and nerdettes will descend on Mexico City today (from July 15-19, 2015) to participate in their biggest annual wiki-conference: Wikimania. While salmon return each...
  • Unmasking Victoria Taylor as a Wikipedian
    Unmasking Victoria Taylor as a Wikipedian
    In the United States, the tenth-most popular website is Reddit.com, a message-based social networking and news sharing site. Yesterday, Friday July 3rd, the various message boards of Reddit erupted in turmoil. Volunteer moderators have shut down...
  • Misinformation
    How to spread misinformation on Wikipedia
    Imagine it's 1918. World War One has drawn to a close in Europe. The city of Cleveland founded its own orchestra. And over in Japan, the Sagami Railway is nearing completion of its first section of track, and soon its rail cars will be...
  • Police car
    Edits to Wikipedia pages on cases of police brutality traced back to NYPD
    Police departments across the country are now being scrutinized following the Justice Department's reportclaiming evidence of widespread racial discrimination within the Ferguson, Mo., police department. But a disturbingreport byCapital New...
  • Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia
    Wikipedia files lawsuit against NSA over privacy
    Wikipedia is heading up a lawsuit against the United States National Security Agency. According to an editorial written by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales in the New York Times on March 10, the company, along with eight groups, feels that the mass...
  • Funding Free Knowledge
    Wikimedia Foundation caught self-promoting on Wikipedia
    On Thursday, February 19, the organization that operates Wikipedia posted a blog article that proudly declared, "Research finds the Wikimedia Foundation to be the largest known Participatory Grantmaking Fund". Shortly after this was...
  • Noam Cohen at Wikimania 2009
    Assessing Wikipedia's coverage of Ebola
    On October 26, New York Times reporter (and frequent cheerleader for Wikipedia) Noam Cohen published a story about how Wikipedia's article about the Ebola virus disease is now a credible source, and that its "requirement for sourcing is...
  • Jimmy Wales at Wikimania 2014
    Jimmy Wales mired in Wikipedia anger
    Only weeks after Wikipedia editors from around the globe gathered for a happy and uplifting Wikimania 2014 rally in London, many long-time active editors of Wikipedia are expressing their rage today, August 29, on the Talk page of Wikipedia's...
  • Monkey selfie: Monkey business over famous selfie copyright, pic belongs to ape?
    Monkey selfie: Monkey business over famous selfie copyright, pic belongs to ape?
    We’ve all heard of a monkey suit, but this story puts a legalese spin on the idiom. A stunning monkey selfie of a smiling primate has pitted the colossal Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia and its non-profit host Wikimedia against a UK...
  • U.S. capitol
    U.S. Congress, staff banned from editing Wikipedia after suspicious edits found
    After suspicious activity was detected, the United States Congress and their staff have been banned from editing or attempting to edit Wikipedia.Wikipedia is one of the largest online encyclopedias and the source of information for millions of...
  • Tretikov (L) and Gardner (R)
    Lila Tretikov to head Wikimedia Foundation
    The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia, recognized International Workers Day today by hiring an international replacement for their most important worker, outgoing executive director Sue Gardner. The foundation announced that...
  • Ryan Kaldari
    Wikimedia Foundation employee caught sockpuppeting and loses admin rights
    Yesterday morning, March 7, a software developer employed by the Wikimedia Foundation was compelled to turn over his Wikipedia administrator toolkit, when it had become clear that he had been caught using a "sockpuppet" account to badger...
  • Mythopedia
    Mythopedia opens; wiki built to expose 'conservative misinformation'
    Media Matters launched a wiki of its own on Wednesday, calledMythopedia. Think of it as a Wikipedia-type site, but one focused on what Media Matters calls "conservative misinformation." The site's launch was announced byTPMand Media...
  • Porterville Public Library ‘Lego club’
    Porterville Public Library ‘Lego club’
    Porterville Public Library is a fun place; with many things to do. Not only can one play board games, and of course video games; now they have, ‘Lego’s,’ and yes it is a, ‘Lego’ of a good time. Be careful, because, &...
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