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wikipedia fights forgotten
2014-08-08 04:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Vowing to fight what they call the “censorship” of “right to be forgotten” laws, the organization that runs Wikipedia has started publicly posting the notices it receives when search engines intend to remove links from their results, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Alex Hern of The Guardian, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales revealed that Google had been asked to remove five links from the online...

wikipedia bans congress
2014-07-28 04:56:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It sounds like the kind of joke you’d see on a late-night talk show, but there is no punch line: Wikipedia has actually banned some members of the US Congress from making page edits for the next 10 days. Yes, Wikipedia – the same website whose own help pages state that “anyone can edit any unprotected page and improve articles immediately for all readers” – has temporarily stripped an IP address linked to the House of...

2014-06-25 23:16:09

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Vimillionaire GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed Vimillionaire GJ Reynolds to discuss his Wiki site, his excitement over it and his overall life mission. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5-Star Ambassador, Vi Millionaire, and CEO of...

wikipedia flaws in health entries
2014-05-28 05:20:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wikipedia may be the most popular general reference website on the Internet, but it is far from the most accurate, as evidenced by a new study that discovered inaccuracies in 90 percent of its health-related entries. In the study, lead investigator Dr. Robert Hasty of Campbell University and his colleagues reviewed the collaboratively edited, free access online encyclopedia’s articles on 10 of the most costly medical conditions,...

2014-05-27 12:36:15

Massive content site launches at BookExpo America, bringing together the most relevant elements of YouTube®, Wikipedia® and other content sources in a single interface NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediander.com launches at BookExpo America® (BEA) as one of the largest content sites on the internet, with a unique "knowledge engine" that powers the discovery and exploration of millions of topics. Mediander offers a new experience to knowledge seekers by integrating content...

2014-04-28 23:12:34

KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to make information and knowledge available to people all over the world by donating $4000. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Wikipedia has 30 million articles written in 287 languages and more than 500 million unique visitors per month. And the story goes on. That’s why KeepCalling decided to support this immense project called Wikipedia, offering a $4000 donation. This is the fourth time KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to spread...

Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia Traffic
2014-04-19 06:10:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some have suggested tracking the levels of specific Google searches can be used to determine the spread of an influenza epidemic, but a new study in the journal PLOS Computational Biology has found an even better internet-based measure – watching Wikipedia traffic. By watching Wikipedia traffic for flu-related articles, the study team from Harvard Medical School was able to determine the level of flu infection in the United States...

2014-04-03 08:27:14

ARDMORE, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Dec 11, 2013 the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) sponsored a change.org petition that has been signed by over 8,100 people. The petition charges that Wikipedia's information about holistic approaches to healing such as Emotional Freedom Techniques is biased, misleading, out-of-date or wrong, preventing the public from getting accurate information. Furthermore, ACEP believes the editors responsible for these...

2014-01-29 08:26:38

WikiExperts sees the virtual currency as a facilitator of its international expansion. NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WikiExperts, the premier Wikipedia visibility agency, announced today that it will be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment in exchange for the services the company provides. WikiExperts' client list includes major corporations, top politicians and celebrities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/PH54420) First introduced in 2009,...

Wikipedia Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Sockpuppetters
2013-11-22 11:51:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People turn to Wikipedia for everything from finding trivia answers to delivering speeches, making accurate and bias-free content on the site a necessity for its existence. Now, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) which runs Wikipedia is stepping up its efforts against a Texas firm it has accused of paid advocacy through the editing of content on the online resource. On Tuesday, attorneys representing WMF sent a “cease-and-desist”...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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