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2013-03-11 23:00:36

Reputation monitoring and management firm Reputation Changer has unveiled its Wikipedia Action Plan, helping clients clear up inaccuracies or misleading information on their Wiki entries. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 According to the online reputation management professionals at Reputation Changer, Wikipedia is an invaluable source of information–but from time to time, it can also be a source of online defamation. Though Wikipedia remains a widely-visited and respected...

2013-03-04 16:22:23

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matt J. Lauer, partner of Qorvis Communications, LLC and president of Qorvis Geopolitical Solutions, highlighted emerging sourcing challenges for corporations, individuals and organizations when contributing to Wikipedia. Lauer points out that by not allowing primary sources to contribute directly to the articles, the policy results in many articles on the site that are inaccurate or even blatantly false. Lauer claims that by refusing to...

2013-02-11 08:30:18

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has become the largest and most viewed web-based encyclopedia in the world. Yet the Wikipedia profiles of many corporations remain insufficiently maintained, often displaying deficiency warnings and lacking reliable references. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/PH57132) WikiExperts, the premier Wikipedia visibility agency, announced today, that it would provide a free evaluation and recommendations...

2013-01-28 08:25:34

MOSCOW, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian business conflicts more often spill over into Wikipedia, according to Wild East, a business conflicts blog published by Russia! Magazine. Recently, Wiki editors have been seen taking progressively tougher action against users making biased changes to a Wikipedia article on Sibcement, a major Russian cement producer based in the Western Siberian city of Kemerovo. Wikipedia is available in nearly 300 languages, with Russian version tied for the...

2013-01-25 00:22:45

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, and the Wikimedia Foundation, operator of Wikipedia, the web-based, multilingual, free-content encyclopedia project, today announced a partnership to deliver free Wikipedia access to VimpelCom customers. Through Wikipedia Zero, VimpelCom's mobile customers will have free access to the mobile version of Wikipedia, the...

2012-09-13 02:25:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikipedians around the world are participating in the world's largest photo contest by number of uploads: Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) 2012. The contest runs from September 1st through 30th and many of the photos will appear in Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopedia. As with all images on Wikimedia sites, they are freely licensed and available for anyone to download from Wikipedia's image database, Wikimedia Commons...

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2012-08-07 07:10:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No matter how technologically advanced a site or service may be, it still has to run via power and connected cables. Therefore, it was a bit of a surprise when it was announced that as Wikipedia went down yesterday, it wasn´t at the hands of nefarious hackers or system overload as millions flocked to the site to look up former Olympians: Wikipedia was brought to its knees thanks to a small accident and two cut cables. Users...

2012-06-28 10:28:27

RESTON, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a year in incubation, Zoomph--a new social media engagements and analytics tool--launches at Wikimania 2012. Zoomph allows users to engage their online audience by making it easy for them to display tweets and Facebook posts/comments on live event displays. The content is filtered to keep the conversation relevant and free of any potential spam all while analyzing the data collected in real time. Brands can now easily see who their top...

2012-06-21 13:36:44

Wikipedia's crowd-sourced content generation has made it the world's largest encyclopedia, but this model also leads to "edit wars" when editors disagree. The dynamics of these conflicts provide an interesting window into collaborative content production and the emergence and resolution of conflicts in an online environment, all of which are explored in a paper published June 20 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The authors, led by Taha Yasseri of Budapest University of Technology and...

Encyclopedia Britannica To Answer Bing Questions
2012-06-09 04:52:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com After ceasing print publication of its history volumes, it was fairly clear that Encyclopedia Britannica must forge an online presence in order to remain a fixture of historical information, even if the bookshelves are virtual. Bing, Microsoft's search engine, just entered into a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to provide Britannica Online answers directly on the Bing results page as part of Bing's answers feature. Search for philosophers such as...