En quelques années, Wikipédia est devenue un outil incontournable sur Internet. Le 08 janvier 2008, un nouvel ouvrage « Wikipédia découvrir, utiliser, contribuer » sera disponible en librairie et sur internet. Ce livre vous guide dans la découverte de cette gigantesque fourmilière et vous explique comment utiliser efficacement son contenu. Livre : Wikipédia : découvrir, utiliser, contribuer - [ ]
Infographic on The State of Wikipedia
Wikimania Wikimania is an annual international conference for users of the Wikimedia Foundation's wiki projects (such as Wikipedia and its sister projects). Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia Foundation projects, other wikis, open-source software, free knowledge and free content, and social and technical aspects related to these topics. Overview Map showing the location of Wikimania conferences, with continents shaded according to the number of conferences hosted there (darker = more conferences) History
Community of Wikipedia The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Individual contributors are known as "Wikipedians". The overwhelming majority of Wikipedians are volunteers. With the increased maturity and visibility of Wikipedia other categories of Wikipedians emerged, such as Wikipedian in Residence and students with assignments related to editing Wikipedia. A significant controversy was stirred with paid contributors from the Wiki-PR agency to Wikipedia, which even prompted an intervention from the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wikipedia policies and guidelines are developed by the community to describe best practice, clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise further our goal of creating a free, reliable encyclopedia. There is no need to read any policy or guideline pages to start editing. The five pillars is a popular summary of the most pertinent principles. Although Wikipedia does not employ hard-and-fast rules, Wikipedia policy and guideline pages describe its principles and best-known practices. Policies and guidelines
Top 500 websites (domains) by number of links from Wikipedia. Is Wikipedia morbid? We ranked websites by external link citations from Wikipedia. Lets call it WikiRank. Surprisingly, website with the largest number of links from Wikipedia currently is Find a grave, website with data of graves and cemeteries!
Chris Harrison | Wikipedia Top 50 Motivation With such a comprehensive collection of articles, there are few topics for which Wikipedia has no information. In response, search engines are increasingly featuring Wikipedia in their search results. This is causing people to surf onto Wikipedia not only for informational purposes, but also entertainment and news.
List of articles all languages should have There are a lot of Wikipedias. Some of them are very big, and some are very small. They all need certain basic articles. They can even just be stubs. This is a list of 1,000 basic articles every Wikipedia should contain.
Mapping Controversy in Wikipedia Wikipedia, the collection of 37 million articles that anyone can edit, is defined by conflict. The ability for anyone to shape this global repository of knowledge inevitable means that we are presented with fascinating, shocking, and often hilarious discussions on the talk pages of articles. Just check out the talk pages of articles about Barack Obama , the Persian Gulf , and Freddie Mercury (or, if you really want to waste an afternoon, dive into Wikipedia's collection of ' lamest edit wars '). So, a natural question for my colleagues ( Taha Yasseri , Anselm Spoerri , and János Kertész ) and I was whether we can model and map the controversiality of Wikipedia articles. Does controversy have distinct geographies?
searchCrystal - Wikipedia Edit Wars
Vital articles Vital articles is a list of subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist to track the status of Wikipedia's most essential articles. Approximately one thousand articles on this page constitute the Level 3 list. A Level 4 list of ten thousand articles is currently under construction. Articles are labelled as: Vital articles
about & blog Wikipedia Recent Changes Map Recent changes For more, see Wikipedia's RecentChanges pages for each language. Languages
Live 24h - Articles - Wikiscan statistiques sur wikipédia
A year’s worth of Wikipedia research Twelve years after its launch, Wikipedia continues to attract a large amount of attention from scholarly research trying to understand what made this one of the most remarkable collaborative efforts in history and what makes it work. Researchers have called Wikipedia “our Everest” (because of its complexity and cultural importance) or “the Drosophila (fruit fly) of social software” (because the project’s transparency and freely available data make it accessible and popular as a research subject). In 2011, we launched a monthly Wikimedia Research Newsletter with the aim of covering recent academic research about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Published jointly by the Wikimedia Research Committee and the Signpost (the English Wikipedia’s community-edited newspaper), it has established itself as a comprehensive outlet enabling both researchers and Wikipedians to stay on top of current research, aiming to facilitate exchange between these two communities.
The Daily Dot - Is Wikipedia's front page for sale? As the sixth-most visited website globally, Wikipedia is a hot piece of digital real estate. The online encyclopedia is currently struggling to address the rise of publicists and marketing agents who turn a profit by generating articles on behalf of their clients. "The fact is that Wikipedia's main page's multi-millions of pageviews per year are being turned into a commodity by the PR industry," writes Wikipedia Editor Tim Davenport, who goes by the username Carrite. "That must stop."
How To Make Your Own Books From Wikipedia The Wikimedia Foundation home page says – Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. With nearly 3 million articles in the English version alone Wikipedia along with its sister wikis is an Alibaba’s treasure trove of information. Now, Wikipedia gives us a chance to take this information and use it as one of the oldest forms we have known ““ the humble book. It is just the Wikimedia Foundation’s attempt to make “˜human knowledge’ accessible to everyone”¦online and now also offline. It started off with the German Wikipedia last year and now since February 26th it has moved onto the English version too. To capsulize the process, users can collate the article pages of their choice and create a book from this existing material through a simple link available in Wikipedia.
By Zen Gardner While H.G. Wells has been popularized to today’s generations as a profoundly prophetic science fiction writer, he was known in his day as a very busy boy getting the New World in Order…literally. An outspoken proponent of everything global, Wells pushed a consistent theme of a global community and held a deep disdain for common humanity, a typical elitist eugenicist trait which he also championed. Why was he so spot on with his forecasts, be it technology or societal changes? H.G. Wells, Wikipedia and the World Brain Matrix
Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here. Bookmark it, start reading, and become that person who’s always full of fascinating stuff you never knew about.
Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis?
University of Toronto assignment annoys Wikipedia editors
Reliability of Wikipedia
The Truth According To Wikipedia
People > wikiresearch > Library
Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia
Lamest edit wars
Do not create hoaxes
The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army
Jimmy Wales: The Wiki World - Forbes.com
The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped | News
Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica
Collaborative Creativity Group
WikiTaxi [Delphi Inspiration]
Litesum - Instant Wikipedia Summaries
Wikipedia is now drawing facts from the Wikidata repository, and so can you
Wikistats: Wikimedia Statistics
Most referenced articles
List of Wikipedias