Sue Gardner, the executive director of the foundation that runs Wikipedia will step down when a successor is found, according to a statement.
Inauguration Will Come with its Own Mobile App (SocialTimes)
President Obama’s inauguration for a second term on Jan. 21 will be the first such event to have its own mobile app for iOS and Android. The Presidential Inaugural Committee launched the app on Monday.
Sammy Sosa, Denied Access to Baseball Hall of Fame, Now Butt of Internet Joke (SocialTimes)
Sammy Sosa, like all of the other players nominated this year to be included in the Baseball Hall of Fame, was voted down due to his likely use of steroids. In the wake of the news, the sports world has discovered, with morbid fascination, Sosa’s Pinterest page.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that’s crowdsourced from dedicated writers all over the world, is venturing into the travel business. Skift has learned that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is planning to launch Wikivoyage, a wiki just for travel information, on January 15.
Fox News Facebook Page is Most Commented On Brand Page in the World (TVNewser)
Fox News has just shown that it’s a force not just on TV, but in the social sphere as well. AllFacebook reports the Fox News Facebook page was the most commented on brand page in the world last year.
A Wikipedia article rated “good” and first published in 2007 was recently revealed as a hoax and removed from the crowd-sourced encyclopedia. Most hoaxes are marked for deletion within hours of being published, according to Wikipedia.
In a end-of-year blog post, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo hinted that the question-and-answer platform will move into “other formats” in an attempt to bring more knowledge online and searchable.
Get ready for a whole new experience on Wikipedia. This morning the Wikimedia Foundation announced that it is launching a much-anticipated video project, rolling out a new HTML5 video player that will make it easier for users to add videos to Wikipedia articles.
ComScore released the list of the 50 most-trafficked U.S.-owned Web properties today, and Pinterest just made the cut. It’s the first time the upstart social network has made the list, but MySpace still came out ahead, securing the 47th spot.
Wikipedia is rolling out improvements to its mobile UX this week, updating its navigation system and visual tweaks, including a new font, aimed at increasing the readability of articles.