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...
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...
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,...
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
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...
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...
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...