Latest Wikipedia Stories

2011-04-14 21:18:39

Not so long ago Wikipedia was considered a playground for Capitol Hill staffers to game the system and make “the boss look better and the opponent look ridiculous.”

2011-02-25 02:59:00

VERSAILLES, France, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The public establishment of the Chateau, Museum and National Estate of Versailles and Wikimedia France, an association for the free sharing of knowledge, have today signed a partnership to allow a wider dissemination of the historical, architectural and artistic riches of the Chateau and Estate of Versailles. Wikimedia France promotes in France the famous on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.

2011-02-09 09:33:00


2011-01-16 05:50:00

According to a new report, over 50 percent of US adult Internet users look up information on Wikipedia.

2011-01-14 11:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, January 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new tool to evaluate the quality of Wikipedia articles is now available.

2011-01-13 06:00:00

Wikipedia said on Wednesday that it would target India, and possibly Brazil, in seeking to reach its goal of 1 billion users.

2011-01-05 08:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- January 15, 2011 will mark a decade of Wikipedia. Founded by Jimmy Wales in 2001, Wikipedia has become the fifth most popular website in the world with 410 million monthly readers (comScore, November 2010).

2010-12-15 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Large images of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales have for weeks dominated each and every page on Wikipedia, accompanied by a request for donations. Seen by 400 million unique visitors monthly, Mr.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.