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ISPs block Wikipedia for indecent pic

ISPs block Wikipedia for indecent pic

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British ISPs are blocking access to parts of Wikipedia said to be showing an image of child pornography. The page that has caused the censorship is Wiki's entry on an album from rock band The Scorpions, called "Virgin Killer", that has an image of a young,... >>

Wikipedia to make editing easier

Wikipedia to make editing easier

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Wikipedia is to make changes to the site's editing process, in order to try and entice more users to get involved. The online encyclopedia is apparently concerned that many would-be contributors are being scared away by the HTML coding that is presented... >>

60% of Pocket-lint readers trust Wikipedia

60% of Pocket-lint readers trust Wikipedia

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In our latest Pocket-lint reader poll we asked if you trusted Wikipedia. It seems 60% of you do trust the the free online encyclopedia, while 40% are wary of info the site that anyone can edit. Wikipedia was founded in 2001 and is made up of online wikis,... >>

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

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eMusic has rehauled its website adding support for social networking websites including Facebook, as well as access to content from Flickr, Wikipedia and YouTube. "A host of new Web 2.0 features will offer eMusic customers more musical context than any... >>

Google's Wiki-rival Knol launches

Google's Wiki-rival Knol launches

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Google has now launched its Wikipedia rival, Knol, making the beta site available to everyone. Similar to the infamous online encyclopedia, "knols" are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. With... >>

Wikipedia going into print

Wikipedia going into print

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Online encyclopedia that anyone can edit Wikipedia, is going into print as a hardcopy book. German publishing giant Bertelsmann has announced it plans to publish the world's first reference book based on entries from the website. The 20 euro (with 1 euro... >>

Wikipedia hits 10 million articles milestone

Wikipedia hits 10 million articles milestone

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Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has just passed a big milestone with the addition of the 10 millionth article across 253 languages. Wikipedia, which was launched in January 2001, apparently now boasts a combined total of over 1.74 billion words... >>

Wikipedia receives record donation

Wikipedia receives record donation

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Wikipedia has revealed that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is awarding $3 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation which operates the site - the "world's largest and most popular encyclopedia". The Foundation says the money will... >>

Wikipedia boss accused of accepting "donation" to edit

Wikipedia boss accused of accepting "donation" to edit

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Last week, it was a former employee making accusations about his spending habits, today Jimmy Wales is facing yet another attack over the implication is that he accepted a "donation" to edit a Wikipedia entry. Former Novell chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey... >>

Wikipedia boss slammed for expense claims

Wikipedia boss slammed for expense claims

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It's not been a good week for Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. Not only has his break-up with his girlfriend been splashed all over the papers, but now a former member of his staff has hit out at its spending habits. Danny Wool has gone to the press... >>