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Louis Goddard / The Verge:
Wikipedia's main page down, article pages loading incorrectly (update: restored)   —  Wikipedia appears to be experiencing severe technical problems, with users around the world unable to access the site's main page and article pages lacking images or stylesheet information.
Aug 6, 2012, 10:00 AMIn context
Daniel Nasaw / BBC:
Meet the ‘bots’ that edit Wikipedia   —  Wikipedia is written and maintained by tens of thousands of volunteers across the world.  Those, in turn, are assisted by hundreds of “bots” - autonomous computer programmes that keep the encyclopaedia running.  —  “Penis is the male sex organ,” the Wikipedia page in question read.
Jul 25, 2012, 3:45 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
MIT Economist: Here's How Copyright Laws Impoverish Wikipedia   —  Using a little-known copyright rule and a trove of baseball-related trivia, an MIT economist figured out how current copyright laws specifically affect one online community.  —  Everyone knows that the flow of information …
Jul 23, 2012, 5:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Serial hacker says latest Android will be “pretty hard” to exploit   —  Diagram showing attacker overwriting a return address with a pointer to the stack that contains attacker-supplied data  —  The latest release of Google's Android mobile operating system has finally been properly fortified with an industry-standard defense.
Jul 17, 2012, 7:35 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
3 Charts That Show How Wikipedia Is Running Out of Admins   —  Very few people are being promoted into the humble, hard-working positions which make Wikipedia work.  —  Volunteer editing of Wikipedia is on a long decline.  The number of editors peaked in 2007 and has been falling since.
Jul 17, 2012, 1:05 AMIn context
Torie Bosch / Slate:
How Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia's Woman Problem   —  According to Wikipedia's 2011 Editor Survey, just 9 percent of Wiki editors are women.  While the gender gap is better than it was—in the early '00s, it was more like 3 percent—and the proportion of new editors …
Jul 15, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift.com:
Wikipedia parent to launch travel guide with Wikitravel rebels   —  Source: Skift  —  Oh, the possible SEO juice.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation has decided to create a travel guide in the mold of its non-profit, user-written and search engine results-hogging Wikipedia.
Jul 14, 2012, 5:00 AMIn context
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest   —  Compared our own battles in the US with SOPA and PIPA, other parts of the world have things way worse when it comes to freedom of information, especially when it comes to the Internet.
Jul 9, 2012, 9:35 PMIn context
James Ball / Guardian:
Wikipedia's founder calls for Richard O'Dwyer extradition to be stopped   —  Jimmy Wales launches campaign calling on Theresa May to stop extradition to US of UK student facing alleged copyright offences  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made a rare political intervention to call on Theresa …
Jun 25, 2012, 5:10 AMIn context
Devin Coldewey / msnbc.com:
Wikipedia is editorial warzone, says study   —  The Internet is a wonderland for sociologists, and one of the richest areas of study is Wikipedia, with its years of open collaboration and communication archived for posterity.  But with collaboration comes conflict, and the “edit wars” …
Jun 24, 2012, 3:10 PMIn context

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