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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Wikimedia says Google has contributed $1M+ this year with Apple, Facebook, Microsoft donating ~$50K in matching gifts; corporations account for ~4% of donations   —  YouTube's plan to combat conspiracy videos with information sourced from Wikipedia got push back from a number of different quarters …
Mar 26, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Wikimedia Blog:
Wikipedia survey across 14 languages with 215K+ responses shows about 35% seek a specific fact, 33% want a topic overview, and 32% want to read a topic in-depth   —  Wikimedia's mission is to provide educational content and to effectively disseminate it.  Doing so requires understanding …
Mar 17, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Wikimedia says it was unaware of YouTube's plans to use Wikipedia content next to conspiracy videos, amid concerns it could increase article vandalism   —  Well, this is awkward  —  At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information …
Mar 14, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says YouTube will add Wikipedia information to videos about popular conspiracy theories within weeks to provide alternate viewpoints   —  Pushing back on crazy theories  —  YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories …
Mar 13, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Manish Singh:
Wikipedia Zero, which partnered with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries to provide 800M+ users access to Wikipedia at no data cost, is being discontinued   —  In an unexpected development, the Wikimedia Foundation announced on Friday that it is discontinuing Wikipedia Zero …
Feb 19, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Everipedia, a rival to Wikipedia that plans to use tokens to permit editing and reward users, raises $30M from investors including Galaxy Digital   —  Do we need a more lively Wikipedia for the Snapchat generation?  The founders of a fast-growing site called Everipedia …
Feb 8, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
Journalist documents her frustrating quest to fix an error in the Knowledge Graph panel appearing on Google searches for her name, which claimed she was dead   —  I'm not dead yet.  —  But try telling that to Google.  —  For much of the last week, I have been trying to persuade the world's …
Dec 17, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, joins Everipedia as CIO as the 2yo encyclopedia moves to blockchain technology and becomes a peer-to-peer resource   —  AT THE TIME of this writing, the opening sentence of Larry Sanger's Everipedia entry is pretty close to his Wikipedia entry.
Dec 7, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study of 250M Wikipedia edits over 10 years shows that 1% of editors produce 77% of the site's content; ~40% of top 1% of editors bow out every five weeks   —  When Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales, an entrepreneur who cut his teeth linking to internet porn in the 90s …
Nov 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests button to provide additional context on links in News Feed, such as the publisher's Wikipedia entry, trending information, and related articles   —  Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see.
Oct 5, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context

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