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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
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study: after switching exclusively to HTTPS, Wikipedia saw fewer instances of government censorship   —  Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.  —  “Knowledge is power,” as the old saying goes …
May 29, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
US appeals court rules that Wikipedia can pursue its NSA surveillance lawsuit, after a judge dismissed it in 2015   —  A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance …
May 23, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Jimmy Wales on the progress of Wikitribune, its business model and budget, and topics: politics to start, then Bitcoin and maybe dog breeding   —  “Political news, I think, is of the most interest right now, and so I think that that's where we'll focus at first."
May 4, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
David Gilbert / Vice News:
Chinese gov't recruits 20K people to author online encyclopedia with 300K+ entries, dubbed by an official as the “Great Wall of culture”, to go live in 2018   —  The Chinese government is recruiting 20,000 people to create an online encyclopedia that will be the country's own …
May 1, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security   —  Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message … Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country's telecommunications watchdog has said …
Apr 29, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news   —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
Apr 24, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Nicole Kobie / The Outline:
The Daily Mail has not been banned from Wikipedia as previously reported, but editors are discouraged from linking to it when better sources exist   —  The digital encyclopedia has no real leadership, doesn't vote, and has no rules.  So how does it govern itself?
Apr 21, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
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

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