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George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Study finds Wikipedia bots often undo each other's edits, engage in years-long editing wars   —  Revision wars on Wikipedia amongst human editors is an all-too-common occurrence, but new research from the UK shows that similar online battles are being waged between the site's software robots.
Feb 26, 2017, 4:00 AMIn context
Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica:
Analysis of Wikipedia comments shows that under half of personal attacks in 2015 were made anonymously; 30% came from registered users with 100+ contributions   —  New study of Wikipedia comments reveals most attackers aren't anonymous.  —  We've all heard anecdotes about trolling on Wikipedia …
Feb 13, 2017, 4:25 AMIn context
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:
In an unusual move, Wikipedia editors vote to ban The Daily Mail as a source after finding it “generally unreliable”   —  Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’
Feb 8, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Despite efforts, the diversity of Wikipedia's overwhelmingly white and male editorial pool has been slow to improve   —  The ubiquitous reference site tries to expand its editor ranks beyond the Comic Con set.  —  Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a 53-year-old British-Nigerian human-rights activist and, it's fair to say, a person of some note.
Dec 27, 2016, 5:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Viber now lets users send video messages and adds six in-chat commands, known as Chat Extensions, to search Wikipedia, Giphy, TheMovieDB, and more   —  On the heels of Kik and Facebook's Messenger adding in new video features yesterday, one of their old rivals Viber is announcing a new video tool of its own …
Dec 20, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Jeff Guo / Washington Post:
Study: Wikipedia has moderating influence on its contributors; articles have become increasingly politically neutral in recent years   —  The Internet is dotted with cesspools, also known as comments sections.  Consider, for instance, the Facebook chatter surrounding a recent New York Times article about Donald Trump:
Oct 30, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
In Angola, Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics are being used to create a clandestine file sharing network   —  Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism  —  Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet.
Mar 26, 2016, 6:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's new iOS app focuses on discovery, personalization   —  Wikipedia today launched an upgraded version of its iOS application aimed at helping users better discover content matching their own interests, including both articles and images.  In addition, the app has been optimized …
Mar 10, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov resigns amid concerns foundation wasn't transparent about plans for a search engine   —  Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt  —  Many Wikipedia editors finally got what they wanted Thursday.
Feb 25, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
ABC:
Wikimedia's Knowledge Engine, a $2.4M research project to build a transparent search engine, received a $250K grant from the Knight Foundation in September   —  Knowledge Engine: Wikimedia Foundation takes aim at Google with $3.5m search project  —  Online encyclopedia Wikipedia is preparing …
Feb 15, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context

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