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Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post:
A profile of Baidu Bake, an encyclopedia with 16 times more Chinese entries than Wikipedia, written by 6.9M+ users comprising about 340 core contributors   —  Transition from hard format encyclopaedias to open-source encyclopaedias has raised some quality-of-information issues though …
Nov 20, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Jimmy Wales' WikiTribune, which launched as a crowdfunded news site in 2017, relaunches as WT:Social, a donor-funded social networking and “news sharing” site   —  Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a rival to Facebook and Twitter that he hopes will combat “clickbait” and misleading headlines.
Nov 16, 2019, 12:30 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Wikipedia partners with The Internet Archive to turn book citations into links to two-page previews, using Archive's scanned-in books as sources for ~130K links   —  The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia's users to check citations from books as well as the web.
Nov 3, 2019, 11:30 PMIn context
Carl Miller / BBC:
Taiwanese Wikipedia editors, who suspect the Chinese government is behind edits made to politically sensitive articles, are facing attacks and death threats   —  Ask Google or Siri: “What is Taiwan?”  —  “A state”, they will answer, “in East Asia”.  —  But earlier in September …
Oct 7, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z's Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry   —  If you want to know who the biggest TikTok star is right now, who is in Emma Chamberlain's squad, or where Baby Ariel grew up …
Jul 27, 2019, 8:15 PMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
A look at a dispute among Wikipedia administrators and some on the Wikimedia Foundation board after a prolific, long-serving administrator was banned for a year   —  The once-derided open-source encyclopedia is the closest thing the internet has to an oasis of truth.
Jun 29, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
Archive of Our Own, a database for fanfiction containing nearly 5M contributions, has 350 volunteer “tag wranglers” who sort tags better than any AI is able to   —  One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks …
Jun 16, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Aaron Mak / Slate:
An inside look at Donald Trump's Wikipedia entry, one of the most popular pages on the internet, where editors fight a brutal, petty battle over every word   —  It's one of the most popular pages on the internet.  But behind the scenes, editors are fighting a brutal, petty battle over every word.
May 29, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
Laura Pitel / Financial Times:
The Wikimedia Foundation has filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights over Turkey's ban on Wikipedia since April 2017   —  Wikipedia is taking Turkey to Europe's top human rights court as it escalates a two-year battle to overturn the country's ban on its website.
May 23, 2019, 11:55 AMIn context
BBC:
Wikimedia says all language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in China since late April; previously, China only blocked the Chinese language version   —  All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed.
May 14, 2019, 7:15 PMIn context

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