A combination of bots and geographic limitations may be hampering the crowdsourced editing system often considered Wikipedia’s strength.
Ever wanted to know how you could get a page on Wikipedia? Here’s how to do it without breaking the bank.
Wikipedia is losing the battle against paid editing services like Wiki-PR, but that’s not actually a bad thing …
A team of Wikipedia admins overseen by the Wikimedia Foundation has uncovered the largest sockpuppet network in Wikipedia history.
Web platforms may one day catch up to traditional institutions like the Library of Congress in their ability to collect and organize millions of documents, according to an infographic by content curation platform Scoop.it.
Americans No Longer the Center of the Online Universe, and Other Surprises From Mary Meeker’s Epic Slide Deck
Four-fifths of the largest Internet properties in the world are owned by American companies, but the same proportion of their users are outside the United States, Kleiner Perkins venture investor Mary Meeker said in her much-anticipated annual slide presentation on the state of the Internet.
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.