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List of 30 Most Edited Wikipedia Pages Will Surprise You

June 27th, 2015

Earlier this week, a Reddit user named Ramiro Gomez put together the following chart detailing the top 30 most edited English Wikipedia articles of all time. In putting the chart together, Gomez, a software developer who hails from Berlin, queried which articles had seen the most revisions going all the way back to January of …

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NYPD caught editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality

March 13th, 2015

With several incidents of alleged police brutality making headlines in recent months, it seems police in New York have come up with a new way to bolster their public image: By editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality incidents and changing them to make them more favorable to the officers involved.

Is Wikipedia Reliable For Medical Information

Shocker: Doctors say you shouldn’t rely on Wikipedia to diagnose your ailments

May 28th, 2014

It sounds like common sense but apparently some people need to be told that they shouldn’t rely on Wikipedia for accurate medical information. BBC News reports that new research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association estimates that around 90% of all medical-related entries on Wikipedia contain factual errors, which is particularly disturbing because “up …

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Guess how many pages it would take to print Wikipedia

March 31st, 2014

Back in the dark ages 20 or so years ago, houses across America had at least one or two shelves in their living rooms dedicated to a set of encyclopedias. As many as 30 or more volumes costing hundreds of dollars would be lined up side by side, referred to constantly by curious adults in the household …

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This is the coolest Wikipedia app on the planet

June 7th, 2013

According to Google’s DoubleClick ad planner, Wikipedia is the sixth largest website in the world with approximately 410 million monthly unique visitors. Founded in 2001, Wikipedia is a crowd-sourced encyclopedia operated by the Wikimedia Foundation with a noble goal: Free information by the people, for the people. As great as Wikipedia can be, though, the look …

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Google, Wikipedia are American kids’ top tools for school research

December 6th, 2012

Are you old enough to remember when doing research at school meant opening up incredibly boring encyclopedias or, even worse, flipping through your library’s card catalogue? Well, American kids these days don’t have to put up with such indignities as they’re turning to more modern tools to help them write research papers. The Pew Internet …

RIAA CEO says Google and Wikipedia ‘misinformed’ the public about SOPA, PIPA

March 2nd, 2012

The RIAA’s CEO Cary Sherman said that he hopes the Stop Online Piracy Act protest were a “one-time experience.” In an op-ed piece written in The New York Times earlier this month, Sherman accused companies such as Google and Wikipedia of exploiting their popular status to “misinform” the public. He also claimed that by opposing the bill, these companies …

Google to protest SOPA and PIPA on homepage tomorrow

January 17th, 2012

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) have driven the Internet into a frenzy, with numerous Silicon Valley companies objecting the entertainment industry backed bill. Earlier this week, Wikipedia, Reddit and numerous other companies announced blackouts scheduled for Wednesday in protest of both SOPA and PIPA. Google too plans to make its opposition …