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2012-08-07 07:10:39

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.

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.

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

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.

World's First 'Wikipedia Town' Going Live Saturday
2012-05-19 03:57:59

A small village in southeast Wales is set to become the world's first "Wikipedia town," as visitors will be able to scan barcodes to look up information about local people and places on the free, user-edited, Web-based encyclopedia.

2012-04-17 23:51:43

Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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