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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.
Wikimania is an annual international conference for users of the wiki projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation (such as Wikipedia and other sister projects ). Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia Foundation projects, other wikis, open source software , free knowledge and free content, and the different social and technical aspects which relate to these topics. [ edit ] Overview [ edit ] History [ edit ]
The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia . These contributors are also known as "Wikipedians". The overwhelming majority of them are volunteers. [ edit ] Size Studies of the size of the community of Wikipedia showed an exponential growth rate of the number of Wikipedia contributors during the early years.
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!
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 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.
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?
7 Apr 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.
KYIV, Ukraine — Click on a Wikipedia topic about optometry in the Polish language or Newtonian mechanics in Ukrainian and the article that pops up may well be a college student thesis. That’s because universities in Poland and Ukraine are exploring new requirements. Instead of cribbing research from Wikipedia for papers that will probably only gather dust, advocates of the idea say students would be better off writing their own Wikipedia articles. Although critics warn that Wikipedia articles are no substitute for rigorous academic papers, supporters say more than simply putting more information at public disposal, erasing boundaries between the internet and academia will invigorate scholarship by enabling it to benefit everyone.
nojhan/Flickr A recent dust-up between Wikipedia and Canada’s largest university raises questions about how collaborative the popular website that bills itself as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” truly is. The online information portal recently took a professor from the University of Toronto to task for one of his classroom assignments. Steve Joordens urged the 1,900 students in his introductory psychology class to start adding content to relevant Wikipedia pages. The assignment was voluntary, and Joordens hoped the process would both enhance Wikipedia’s body of work on psychology while teaching students about the scientist’s responsibility to share knowledge.
Wikipedia for World Heritage Not yet a World Heritage site: Wikipedia Wikipedia , the free online encyclopedia in over 270 languages, has been brought to public attention as a potential UNESCO World Heritage Site by Wikimedia Germany in 2011.
The reliability of Wikipedia (primarily of the English-language edition ), compared to other encyclopedias and more specialized sources, is assessed in many ways, including statistically , through comparative review, analysis of the historical patterns, and strengths and weaknesses inherent in the editing process unique to Wikipedia. [ 1 ]
A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. Since Wikipedia is an "encyclopedia anyone can edit", it can be abused to create hoaxes. Do not create hoaxes Please do not attempt to put misinformation into Wikipedia to test our ability to detect and remove it . This has been done before, with varying results. Most hoaxes are marked for deletion within a few hours after they are created.
This is a page detailing various records of Wikipedia . Some of them may never be fully known, but it's worth listing the ones we know. Please fill the gaps in, and add your own records (as long as they are sensible)! [ edit ] Beginnings