Wikipedia



This article originally appeared on “Wikipedia, We Have a Problem.” Essentially a wiki war is an ‘edit war’ that occurs on Wikipedia. It happens when editors disagree on article content. The ‘war’…








The Scientology cult is at war with the Internet reports Dave Lee at BBC News: What do Wikipedia, Wikileaks, Anonymous and copyright law have in common? The answer is they have all been…







As most Internet users already know, leading Internet companies like Google, Wikipedia, and Craigslist are protesting the SOPA legislation very publicly today, with Wikipedia totally blacked out. But, if you really, really need to access Wikipedia today, they have kindly explained how to come in through the back door:

Is it still possible to access Wikipedia in any way?

Yes. During the blackout, Wikipedia is accessible on mobile devices and smart phones. You can also view Wikipedia normally by disabling JavaScript in your browser, as explained on this Technical FAQ page. Our purpose here isn’t to make it completely impossible for people to read Wikipedia, and it’s okay for you to circumvent the blackout. We just want to make sure you see our message.

Wikipedia blackout


Whatever editorial credibility Wikipedia may once have had, this report in the New York Times totally destroys it: As the nation marked this terrible anniversary, people invariably turned to Wikipedia to learn…


This article identifies a supposed ebook “author” whose 887 different ebooks were all apparently cut-and-pasted directly from Wikipedia entries! The “WikiFocus” series targets obscure niches with few competing ebooks, like Hello Kitty,…



Is this the beginning of machines relying on machines? BBC News reports: Robots could soon have an equivalent of the internet and Wikipedia. European scientists have embarked on a project to let…


So Rush, is Wikipedia reliable, or not? Report from Gawker: “Everybody in the world knows you don’t believe anything on Wikipedia,” Rush Limbaugh told his listeners last year. So, uh, it must…




The New York Times seemingly delights in ridiculing the FBI (careful you mainstream media guys, you may be biting the hand that feeds…): The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on everyone…


Julia Angwin and Geoffrey Fowler report for the Wall Street Journal:

Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors. But unprecedented numbers of the millions of online volunteers who write, edit and police it are quitting.

That could have significant implications for the brand of democratization that Wikipedia helped to unleash over the Internet — the empowerment of the amateur.

Volunteers have been departing the project that bills itself as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” faster than new ones have been joining, and the net losses have accelerated over the past year. In the first three months of 2009, the English-language Wikipedia …