ARTICLES RELATING TO WIKIPEDIA

Britons trust Wikipedia 'more than the news'

2014-08-11 09:11

British people trust Wikipedia more than the mainstream media, says the information site's founder Jimmy Wales at the close of a three-day conference.

French wiki ban triggers stampede

2013-04-07 17:56

Internet users have been flocking to a web entry about a French military radio complex after the country's intelligences services allegedly tried to shut it down.

Wikipedia aims to double audience

2013-02-04 13:02

Wikipedia is aiming to use mobile phones to reach a billion people by 2015, a senior executive has said, doubling the present number.

Wikipedia sees future in cellphones

2012-12-13 14:15

Cellphones could be Wikipedia's path to global domination, but may also pose a risk to the crowd-sourcing culture the online encyclopaedia relies on.

Wikipedia wants more volunteers

2012-08-12 13:50

Wikipedia is an indispensable source of knowledge for many internet users - but very few actually take part in building the interactive lexicon.

Wikipedia hits defining moment

2012-07-14 10:44

Wikipedia is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way.

Vote on US online piracy bill on hold

2012-01-20 17:44

US Senate majority leader Harry Reid will postpone a test vote on a bill to fight online piracy and counterfeiting, after a storm of protest from internet companies and search engines.

Wikipedia seeks more women

2011-12-08 19:58

Few of Wikipedia's contributors are female and the organisation wants to close the gender gap and by so doing increase the quality of the online encyclopaedia.

How Wikipedia won the world

2011-01-12 22:46

When Wikipedia went online, it rejected conventional wisdom in its model, yet it has become a success.

Wikipedia blasts porn charge

2010-04-29 11:18

Wikipedia has strongly rejected its departed co-founder's accusation that the online encyclopedia served up child pornography.

Wiki page on Polanski blocked

2009-10-01 09:06

A Wikipaedia page devoted to Roman Polanski has been locked due to fighting over whether the entry should emphasise his accomplishments as a film maker or his underage sex case.

Wikipedia launches iPhone app

2009-08-20 13:21

Wikipedia has released an iPhone application as part of a drive to open the pages of its revered online encyclopaedia to the booming ranks of smart phone users.

 

Women scientists under microscope in US

2013-10-17 07:30

Look up a female scientist or technologist on Wikipedia, and you might not find what you're looking for.

Kids turn to Google for help

2013-02-28 22:27

British grandparents are in danger of being overlooked for advice by their grandchildren, who are more accustomed to searching for answers on the internet, a survey has shown.

Wikipedia losing editors, study says

2013-01-06 16:40

Wikipedia, one of the world's biggest websites, is losing many of its English-language editors, crippling its ability to keep pace with its mission as a source of knowledge online.

Steve Hofmeyr's Wiki page hacked

2012-11-12 14:27

Steve Hofmeyr's Wikipedia entry was hacked and referred to the singer as a "Moron", claiming he moonlights as a drag queen named Eugenie.

Wikipedia back online after brief service cut

2012-08-07 15:39

Popular online knowledge trove Wikipedia is back online after a fibre optic cable connection between its two US data centres was severed, causing an hour-long service outage.

Russia Wikipedia shuts down to protest

2012-07-10 14:16

Wikipedia has shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest a law that would give the government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites.

Wikipedia to shut down for 24 hours

2012-01-17 21:19

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will shut down its English language site for 24 hours to protest at proposed anti-piracy legislation in the US.

Wikipedia losing contributors

2011-08-04 20:03

Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is scrambling to keep contributors on board.

Wikipedia to open office in India

2010-10-29 09:33

Wikimedia plans to open its first non-US office in India as it seeks to take advantage of the country's open Internet culture, the group says.

Life-changing trends of 00s

2009-12-24 08:18

Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere warm season fruit? That green was, well, a colour, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV?

New way to curb false Wiki info

2009-08-25 22:09

Wikipedia says it is testing a new method for curbing false information on pages devoted to individual people.

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