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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.

Encyclopedia Britannica Closes Book on Print Edition
2012-03-15 04:14:52

Encyclopedia Britannica has announced that it will no longer publish its flagship, 32-volume printed edition. Updated regularly and only available every other year, the printed version sold for $1400.

SOPA, PIPA Shelved Following Online Protests
2012-01-21 05:35:46

Following widespread protests and blackouts of multiple popular websites, Congress on Friday indefinitely postponed legislation intended to combat the online piracy of movies, music and other copyrighted content.

Wikimedia Raises Record $20M During Annual Fundraising Campaign
2012-01-05 05:51:54

The Wikimedia Foundation announced on Tuesday that it has raised a record-breaking $20 million from more than one million donors during a 46-day fundraising campaign.

Google Co-Founder Donates $500K To Wikipedia
2011-11-19 06:06:33

A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget.

Cancer Information On Wikipedia Accurate, But Not Very Readable
2011-09-18 06:21:13

It is a commonly held that information on Wikipedia should not be trusted, since it is written and edited by non-experts without professional oversight. But researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found differently.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.