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YouTube is Brits' fave

YouTube is Brits' fave

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Brits love YouTube, according to new figures from analysts Nielsen Online. The video sharing site has knocked Wikipedia off its top spot on the UK hit-list, winning 10.4m visitors in January alone. This is a 56% increase in traffic from January the previous... >>

Dept of Health banned from Wikipedia

Dept of Health banned from Wikipedia

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The Department of Health has been banned from Wikipedia for making too many edits - 1500 Wikipedia amends between 22 August 2005 and 3 August 2007. "Wikipedia has blocked the Department's IP address for creating or amending entries", Labour minister of... >>

Macworld2008: Steve Jobs keynote speech leaked?

Macworld2008: Steve Jobs keynote speech leaked?

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We're used to seeing the online tech world go crazy with rumours and speculation in the days before Macworld, but this year a new element has been introduced to the mix. Steve Jobs' keynote speech, that he is due to make on stage at the Moscone Centre... >>

Wikia Search has officially launched

Wikia Search has officially launched

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The Wikia Search project, which is now live and can be found at http://www.wikia.com/, officially launched in alpha form on Monday 7 January following a brief private testing period. In addition to executing basic search queries, users can also do traditional... >>

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

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The launch of a search engine to rival Google is set for 7th January, according to online reports. Details about Wikia Search, designed by the same team as the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, first appeared in the news in 2006. However, it seems that the... >>

Google announces Wikipedia-rivaling "knol" scheme

Google announces Wikipedia-rivaling "knol" scheme

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Via its official blog, Google has announced it is to launch a strong rival to the world's free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org. The new service from Google, to be called "knol" - which apparently stands for a unit of knowledge - is to be a free tool... >>

Sony edits to Halo 3 pages revealed by WikiScanner

Sony edits to Halo 3 pages revealed by WikiScanner

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It's being reported that Sony has been caught editing Wikipedia pages relating to rival Xbox 360 content. The newly developed tool WikiScanner, that reveals who is editing what on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, showed that a page edit was made by an IP... >>

Wikipedia Scanner reveals who is editing entries

Wikipedia Scanner reveals who is editing entries

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Wikipedia is a big, beautiful, yet ultimately flawed concept. Both its strength and its weakness lies in the fact that anyone can hop on and edit the online encyclopedia. In the past this has led to doubts and problems with the reliability of the information... >>

Wikipedia trialing colour-coded page "trust" system

Wikipedia trialing colour-coded page "trust" system

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Wikipedia is to trial a new system which colour-codes pages depending on how "reliable" the author is. Wikipedia has had some bad press about the reliability of entries written by its all-volunteer team. The new program, developed at the University of... >>

Wikia to rival Google, Yahoo with open-source search engine

Wikia to rival Google, Yahoo with open-source search engine

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Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has announced that he is putting plans into force to create a Google-rivaling community-developed web search service. Wikia, Wales' ad supported start-up, has bought Grub, a web crawler that will search the web for... >>