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Sony edits to Halo 3 pages revealed by WikiScanner

Sony edits to Halo 3 pages revealed by WikiScanner

By 5 September 2007

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

By 15 August 2007

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

By 7 August 2007

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

By 30 July 2007

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... >>

Third of Americans use Wikipedia

Third of Americans use Wikipedia

By 25 April 2007

Wikipedia has exploded over the last few years and research found that 36% of Americans online use the service. A study from the Pew Centre for the American Life Project has revealed that, despite questions over the accuracy of some of its entries, the... >>

Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud

Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud

By 6 March 2007

Wikipedia has come under fire again, this time because one of its most prominent editors has turned out to be a fraud. The open online encyclopedia is a collaborative effort that allows anyone to add or change information. Recently an editor known only... >>

Pro Golfer Zoeller sues to identify author of Wikipedia entry

Pro Golfer Zoeller sues to identify author of Wikipedia entry

By 25 February 2007

Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia that allows anyone to update and information has been caught up in a lawsuit that could have massive ramifications on how sites like this run and operate. Fuzzy Zoeller, a pro-golfer is suing not the website owners,... >>

Wikipedia founder to take on Google search

Wikipedia founder to take on Google search

By 27 December 2006

One of the founders of collaborative online encyclopedia site Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has recently discussed his plans for a user-edited search engine that could one day produce better results than automatic search engines that use algorithms to return... >>

China unblocks Wikipedia

China unblocks Wikipedia

By 16 November 2006

The Chinese government has apparently unblocked Wikipedia, as it was discovered to be accessible in China again today. It was blocked for more than a year as its open editing policy made it a magnet for a community to build around it. The government blocks... >>

Wikipedia infected by malware

Wikipedia infected by malware

By 6 November 2006

Wikipedia’s open contribution system has resulted in the spread of malware after hackers booby-trapped one of its pages. The hackers changed an article about the Blaster worm on the German version of the online encyclopedia, and added a link that supposedly... >>