Recent Headlines Send Shockwaves - 'Wikipedia and LinkedIn are Down'!

Tweets a plenty were posted announcing that Wikipedia and LinkedIn were down, but one tweet wondered what would happen if Twitter also went down! We are so dependent on these Social Media tools that when these sites go down the communications also disappears....except probably text messages, phone...

Recent Headlines Send Shockwaves - 'Wikipedia and LinkedIn are Down'!

Tweets a plenty were posted announcing that Wikipedia and LinkedIn were down, but one tweet wondered what would happen if Twitter also went down! We are so dependent on these Social Media tools that when these sites go down the communications also disappears....except probably text messages, phone calls...

College Update - Plagiarism Aplenty, But No eMail or Wristwatches

Plagiarism is alive and well on college campuses however it is no wonder since the Internet and Social Media have changed communications. Without question Wikipedia has become a reliable source for students and at least 16 US intelligence agencies . Many question the authenticity of Wikipedia, but...

Wikipedia- Now Teaming with the Smithsonian Institution

A recent report of a WikiProject Smithsonian Institution should add credence to Wikipedia, since there are more than 3.4 million articles in English of the +17 million total Wikipedia article. Of course there must be a reason to believe Wikipedia, after all the 16 US intelligence agencies rely on...

Wikipedia-Now Teaming with the Smithsonian Institution

A recent report of a WikiProject Smithsonian Institution should add credence to Wikipedia, since there are more than 3.4 million articles in English of the +17 million total Wikipedia article. Of course there must be a reason to believe Wikipedia, after all the 16 US intelligence agencies rely on Wikipedia's...

Google to Post the Dead Sea Scrolls - Copyright Infringement Claims Unlikely

Google will not be accused of copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation about Google's Books Library Project where Google is scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation continues, settlement looms on the horizon but the...

Only 15% of Wikipedia Posts from Women!

Wikipedia turned 10 years old in January 2011 with more than 3.5 million English articles and in more than 250 languages, but only about 15% of the articles have been posted by women. Actually based on a joint study in 2010 of Wikipedia of the contributor base by the United Nations University, Maastricht...

Wikipedia Not Legal Authority in US Federal Courts

Although Social Media users rely on information posted on Wikipedia , a recent ruling in a US Federal Court is a reminder that US Federal Courts refuse to accept Wikipedia as a credible source. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky recently denied a new trial for Karen Sypher...

MO: Dealing With the Difficult Pro Se Claimant

The difficult pro se claimant presents unique challenges to resolve Missouri worker's compensation claims. What are the common problems faced by employers dealing with the difficult unrepresented claimant? It's not about the money. Sometimes, it isn't. A claimant's resistance to...

Google Co-Founder Gives $500,000 to Wikimedia Foundation

Since the Wikimedia Foundation (home of Wikipedia) is a not-for-profit , it survives by annual fundraisers. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki (23andMe co-founder) used their Brin Wojcicki Foundation to grant $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation kicked...