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  • 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, &...
  • Wikipedia
    WikiVIP initiative aims to preserve celebrity voices on Wikipedia
    A new initiative called WikiVIP was announcedby the Wikimedia Foundation on Saturday.The idea is for WikiVIP to gather spoken voice files of celebrities, sports figures, and other notables to the Foundation's online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.The...
  • Declines in page views at Wikipedia in 2013
    Wikipedia page views in downhill slide
    Yesterday, the foremost Wikipedia criticism site, Wikipediocracy.com, revealed on its blog a batch of web traffic data from the Wikimedia Foundation that is truly newsworthy: Wikipedia experienced in 2013 the first-ever year-over-year loss in page...
  • Peeping Tom
    Wikipedia's "scrutineers" snoop on living arrangements of contributors
    Just when you thought that the nerdy know-it-alls who run Wikipedia couldn't get much creepier, it was revealed yesterday (December 10, 2013) that Wikipedia contributors who voted in the recent "Arbitration Committee" election will...
  • The finger of shame
    Wikimedia law firm fiddles Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales hides
    Last week, Examiner reported that Wikimedia Foundation law firm Cooley LLP issued a cease and desist letter to a Wikipedia editing company, Wiki-PR, telling them to stop editing Wikipedia -- or else. Yesterday, the other shoe dropped, where it was...
  • Wikipedia
    Wikimedia Foundation sends C-and-D letter to Wiki-PR over 'sockpuppetry'
    Wikipedia's openness means that some articles are less than legitimate, and on Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF, which runs Wikipedia)sent a letter to Wiki-PR,a public relations firm, telling it to cease-and-desist its activities on the...
  • Banner of Jimmy Wales at Alfresco Summit
    Jimmy Wales keynotes Alfresco Summit
    On Tuesday, November 5th, partly cloudy skies, windy gusts, and cool temperatures will engulf Barcelona, Spain, as Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales delivers a paid keynote speech to a conference of information technologists meeting at the Alfresco...
  • Erik Moeller, VP of Wikimedia Foundation
    Wiki users' private info left unsecured
    In the wee hours of this morning, Thursday, October 3rd, over 35,000 users of Wikipedia's sister projects received a startling e-mail from the Wikimedia Foundation, telling them that their private user informationinadvertentlyhad been made...