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PR Company Says It Was Demonized By The World's Biggest Internet Encyclopedia

few months ago, Wikipedia's parent entity, The Wikimedia Foundation, set about "condemning the black hat practice of paid advocacy editing and sockpuppeting on Wikipedia,"Getting paid to write a Wikipedia article can be a violation of Wikipedia's terms, a Wikipedia editorIt is a particular violation when that paid editing is coming from fake accounts, known as "sockpuppets" or from real accounts owned...
Source : News Times |
Category : Business

Telugu Wikipedia completes 10 years

Telugu Wikipedia completed 10 years on December 10, 2013. Several training sessions, aka Wiki Academies, were planned by the Telugu Wikipedia community to mark the occasion.Telugu Wikipedia completed 10 years on December 10, 2013. Several training sessions, aka Wiki Academies, were planned by the Telugu Wikipedia community to mark the occasion. One such session, the Te-Wiki Shikshana Shibir was organised...
Source : DNA |
Category : National | City : Mumbai

What is the difference between Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons?

Wikipedia is the most popular Wikimedia project. The Wikimedia Commons stores images and other media files for use on Wikipedia and elsewhere.An eager nature lover on Facebook asked a very intelligent question, "What is the difference between Wikipedia andYou probably already know and understand what Wikipedia is -- an encyclopaedia anyone can edit. It aims to make the sum of all human knowledge available...
Source : DNA |
Category : National | City : Bangalore

How the Wikipedia Scanner Works

Wikipedia Scanner uses records to trace the IP addresses of anonymous Wikipedia editors. Learn about the Wikipedia Scanner and Wikipedia Scanner consequences....
Source : Howstuffworks |
Category : Others

Wikipedia adding voice recordings to famous people's pages

Wikimedia wants today's voices to echo through the ages. The non-profit foundation responsible for Wikipedia and otherannounced recently that it would add voice samples from notable people to their respective Wikipedia biographies.The new project is called “Wikipedia voice intro project” (WikiVip) and seeks to catalog the voices of the world’sThe idea behind WikiVip is to let “Wikipedia’s readers know...
Source : PCWorld |
Category : Science N Technology

Wikipedia’s Paid Edits: How To Make Money, The WikiWay

Wikipedia is the sixth most frequently visited website on the planet. Its entries often pop up early in a Google search, and will receive over 20 billion page views this month. Wikipedia, the “free encyclopedia,” is often considered a definitive source on any topic, with its entries used by Siri and Google to answer user queries.Since it is free of charge to users, Wikipedia relies on tens of thousands...
Category : Health

Wikipedia Goes To Medical School: UCSF Med Students Will Learn How To Improve Online Encyclopedia

Wikipedia Goes To Medical School: UCSF Med Students Will Learn How To Improve Online EncyclopediaThe entry on schizophrenia is one of Wikipedia's most heavily trafficked medical-related articles.Most professors frown on students relying too much on Wikipedia. But for some medical students at the University of California, San Francisco, it’s going to be the foundation of the curriculum for at least...
Category : Business

US students to get college credits for 'Storming Wikipedia' with feminism

Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are reportedly offering students credits for entering feminist thinking in the popular web encyclopedia site Wikipedia, through its 'Storming Wikipedia' programme.Storming Wikipedia was set up by a group called FemTechNet as part of its Dialogues on Feminism and Technology online course and currently 300 students are registered for the course and...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : Sports | City : Washington

Wikimedia Foundation sends cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR

A Brown University graduate works on her computer during a Wikipedia "edit-a-thon" on campus last month.has sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR, a public relations agency that has reportedly been engaging in paid advocacy editing on free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.In the three-page letter, the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, accuses Wiki-PR of violating the website's...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : Science N Technology

Wikipedia 'Draft' Feature Encourages New Writers To Create Articles

Wikipedia has introduced a new feature to encourage the creation of new articles called "Drafts," which will allow users to make changes and seek the advice of editors before adding to the free online encyclopedia.Wikipedia has added a new feature to make it easier for users to save and then edit an article before publishing. Called “Draft,” the new feature reverses earlier decisions by Wikipedia to...
Category : Business