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Student's Wiki hoax quote reprinted worldwide

Student's Wiki hoax quote reprinted worldwide

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A Wikipedia hoax, carried out by an Irish sociology student as part of a "globalisation experiment", fooled newspaper and publications around the globe, it's been revealed. 22-year-old Shane Fitzgerald added a fake quote to French composer Maurice Jarre's... >>

Orange phones to get Wikipedia content

Orange phones to get Wikipedia content

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Like Wikipedia? The world's online encyclopaedia is soon to be integrated onto Orange handsets. Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation have announced a "wide-ranging strategic partnership" for customers in France, the UK, Spain and Poland with "quick and... >>

Wikia Search to be shut down

Wikia Search to be shut down

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Wikia Search, the search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' Wikia.com online properties is to close down, Wales has revealed in a blog post. "If there is one thing that I've learnt in my career, it is to do more of what's working, and less of... >>

Primary school kids to be taught to Twitter

Primary school kids to be taught to Twitter

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Primary school children will soon be studying Twitter if draft plans drawn up by the government to overhaul the primary school curriculum get the go ahead. Rather than learning about the Victorians or WW2, kids will be taught about blogging, podcasts,... >>

Wikipedia books now available in English

Wikipedia books now available in English

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Last year, Wikipedia announced a partnership with PediaPress in Germany that would allow people to put together their own printed version of a Wikipedia encyclopaedia, including articles of their choice. Now, the wiki-to-print version has been activated... >>

Encyclopedia Britannica opens to edits from the public

Encyclopedia Britannica opens to edits from the public

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In order to better compete with Wikipedia, one of the top ten most visited sites in the world, the Encyclopedia Britannica is to open its online version up to edits from the public. The new user-generated content, rolling out now on the encyclopedia's... >>

Google announces 100,000th knol

Google announces 100,000th knol

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Google has announced that it has published its 100,000th knol through its Wikipedia-rivalling Knol project. Launched in July last year, Knol sees "knols", authoritative articles about specific topics, written by those in the know with edit suggestions... >>

Wikipedia hits 2009 funding target

Wikipedia hits 2009 funding target

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Good news for fans and users of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, as it's been revealed that the site has raised enough cash to keep going next year. There were doubts that Wikipedia was going to to reach the $6 million required to run the online resource,... >>

IWF backs down over flagged Wikipedia image

IWF backs down over flagged Wikipedia image

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The IWF has formally withdrawn its objection to the Wikipedia page that it had described as "potential illegal child sexual abuse". The contentious page contained a image of German rock band The Scorpion's album cover for "Virgin Killer" that depicted... >>

Wiki boss speaks out over IWF child porn ban

Wiki boss speaks out over IWF child porn ban

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is considering a court challenge against decision to block access to part of the site in the UK. As we previously reported, British ISP providers had blocked access to the page covering the The Scorpion's "Virgin Killer"... >>