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A Third of Wikipedia Discussions Are Stuck in Forever Beefs

Research out of MIT sheds light on why some discussions never get resolved.
Samantha Cole
11.7.18
Wikipedia

Wikipedia Bans Right Wing Site Breitbart as a Source for Facts

Alex Jones' InfoWars and the far-right media outlet Breitbart—as well as progressive website Occupy Democrats—a can’t be used as a source of fact in Wikipedia articles anymore, “due to its unreliability.”
Samantha Cole
10.2.18
Wikipedia

The Internet Archive Fixes 9 Million Broken Links on Wikipedia

A heroic, knowledge-saving task involving two of the most important organizations on the internet.
Caroline Haskins
10.2.18
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The Debate About American 'Concentration Camps' Is Unfolding on Wikipedia

History’s being documented in real-time, by volunteer editors.
Samantha Cole
6.19.18
Wikipedia

Inside the Plan to Print All of Wikipedia and Send It to the Moon

Wikipedia will be the second of three ‘libraries’ sent to outer space, but figuring out how to print the sum of human knowledge on a small disk required some serious technical innovation by the Arch Mission Foundation.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.15.18
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Can Wikipedia Solve YouTube's Conspiracy Theory Problem?

The Wikimedia Foundation wasn’t given warning before Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW that YouTube is planning to use its content to debunk fake news.
Samantha Cole
3.14.18
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Wikipedia Editors Have Been Fighting Over Corn for at Least a Decade

Maize or corn? The eternal debate over Wikipedia Article Titles continues.
Rebecca Flowers
12.19.17
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There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

People living under censorious regimes can use it to surf Wikipedia.
Jordan Pearson
11.24.17
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Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written By Just 1 Percent of Its Editors

Researchers found that 77 percent of Wikipedia articles are written by 1 percent of Wikipedia editors, and they think this is probably for the best.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.7.17
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Wikipedia’s Science Articles Are Elitist

Maybe Wikipedia readers shouldn’t need science degrees to digest articles about basic topics. Just an idea.
Michael Byrne
10.12.17
Encyclopaedia Dramatica

The Trouble With Keeping ‘Wikipedia’s Evil Twin’ Online

The internet’s ‘shitpost metropolis’ is in trouble. Should we care?
Roisin Kiberd
9.27.17
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An Edit War Is Brewing on the ‘Neuroticism’ Wikipedia Page After Being Cited in Google Employee’s Memo

"Indeed I myself came to this article after reading about the Google memo, which links to this Wikipedia page directly."
Sarah Emerson
8.9.17
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