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Slashdot has a roundup of criticism of the Wikipedia , including a pointer to a Kuro5hin article by Larry Sanger, a co-founder of the Wikipedia, making three strong criticisms of the Wikpedia as it stands. The first criticism is that the Wikpedia lacks the perception of acccuracy: My point is that, regardless of whether Wikipedia actually is more or less reliable than the average encyclopedia, it is not perceived as adequately reliable by many librarians, teachers, and academics.
If this is one of the first steps in rehabbing "Today Show" star Matt Lauer’s image, he’s in for a long, tough road ahead. That’s the thought I had after reading New York magazine’s detailed look at the Today show, featuring an exhaustive account of the machinations behind the awkward, embarrassing replacement of former co-anchor Ann Curry last year and a tough assessment of how it may have affected Lauer’s future fortunes.
Join the Cloud I participated in the Cloud Intelligence Symposium at the "Human Nature" Ars Electronica Festival 2009 . It was a very fun event that linked rather theoretical considerations by me, Stephen Downes , and Ethan Zuckerman with very real-world applications and activism by Isaac Mao , Hamid Tehrani , Xiao Qiang , Evgeny Morozov , Kristen Taylor , Teddy Ruge , Pablo Flores , Andrés Monroy-Hernández , and Juliana Rotich .
Considering that Wikipedia has reached Top Five world status among Web sites – with more than 330 million users – its annual Wikimania conference, which ended Friday night in Buenos Aires, featured a lot of hand-wringing about all the problems the project faces.
CIO — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales discusses what it takes for effective groups to work, why speed is a big deal and more.
Yet again, Wikipedia is about to break new ground. The website that has become one of the biggest open repositories of knowledge is due – within the next week or so – to hit the mark of 3m articles in English.
Until recently I had assumed that the growth of content on Wikipedia was exponential. It certainly looked that way over its early history, and other kinds of "knowledge publication" like scientific journals (or the Web) have shown consistent exponential growth. But it looks like there was a peak-drop-flattening that started around Spring 2007.
Knol has been discontinued as a service, but we've worked with Solvitor and Crowd Favorite to create Annotum , an open-source platform based upon WordPress that allows you to continue authoring and publishing scholarly articles. Viewing and editing knols is no longer available, but you will be able to download them to file through October 1st, 2012. To learn more about this announcement, see our Frequently Asked Questions .
The good folks at Slashdot posted an interesting blurb about what seems to be declining activity on Wikipedia. If these charts are accurate, then it would seem that activity has indeed taken a sharp downward trend since early ’07.
Lupin 's Anti-Vandal Tool is a utility that detects and uncovers instances of wiki-targeted online vandalism .
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