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Google Co-Founder Gives $500,000 to Wikimedia Foundation
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Only 15% of Wikipedia Posts from Women!
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Wikipedia- Now Teaming with the Smithsonian Institution
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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,... Read More

Google to Post the Dead Sea Scrolls - Copyright Infringement Claims Unlikely
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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 ... Read More

Recent Headlines Send Shockwaves - 'Wikipedia and LinkedIn are Down'!
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

College Update - Plagiarism Aplenty, But No eMail or Wristwatches
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Wikipedia Not Legal Authority in US Federal Courts
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More