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3 More Studies Examine Wikipedia's Page 1 Google Rankings ...

[Search Engine Watch] Where Wikipedia did appear on the first page on Google, it often took one of the top three positions, where most clicks occur. Even in transactional searches, Wikipedia was one of the top three results 63 percent of the time.

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March 28, 2012

3 More Studies Examine Wikipedia's Page 1 Google Rankings ...

[Search Engine Watch] Where Wikipedia did appear on the first page on Google, it often took one of the top three positions, where most clicks occur. Even in transactional searches, Wikipedia was one of the top three results 63 percent of the time.

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March 28, 2012

Encyclopedias, Wikipedia, and how we get information in the 20th ...

[Radio Times] Contributing to the demise of the Britannica's print version is competition from specialized websites and the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia now includes more than 20 million articles many of which are written .

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Encyclopedias, Wikipedia, and how we get information in the 20th ...

[Radio Times] Contributing to the demise of the Britannica's print version is competition from specialized websites and the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia now includes more than 20 million articles many of which are written .

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March 16, 2012

The 9%: Women on Wikipedia | Melville House Books

[Melville House Books] Remember the surprisingly unsurprising news from the New York Times way back in January, that fewer than 15% of Wikipedia contributors were women? Then there was the even more depressing report from the Wikimedia .

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Announcing Ushahidi/SwiftRiver Research Seminar at the Wikimedia

[The Ushahidi Blog] How is a Wikipedia article different from a news article about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution at different points in the story's evolution? What are the roles of social media and other Internet sources in rapidly evolving articles?

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March 12, 2012

Wikipedia shuns GoDaddy | Nett

[Nett] The Wikimedia Foundation, which operates a number of websites, including Wikipedia, has moved its domain portfolio away from long-time provider GoDaddy.

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February 29, 2012

Gadgets & Gizmos: Telenor Customers to Browse Wikipedia for Free

[Gadgets & Gizmos] Telenor have pioneered affordable, mobile communications across much of Asia, and we have built a track record of offering vital services with a significant outreach” says Kristin Skogen Lund,Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Services at Telenor Group.

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Wikipedia now in Indian Languages | www.mouseworldnow

[www.mouseworldnow] Alolita Sharma, Director of Features Engineering, Wikimedia Foundation, said, “Our goal is to increase the reach of Wikipedia and to make it user friendly and accessible for the growing internet-savvy Indian population while mobilising a technology platform to enable easy Indian language fonts. We aim at involving and encouraging sharing of content and knowledge for and by this large Indic language population by building open source tools and technologies to make it easier for reading and editing articles on Wikipedia in Indic languages.”

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February 17, 2012

More thoughts on Wikis | CpLab277@Blogspot.com

[CpLab277@Blogspot.com] More thoughts on Wikis. When I was doing my degree few years ago, I asked my lecturer about referencing through Wikipedia, the respond I got was to never use Wikipedia as our source, when I asked, they replied because .

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February 06, 2012

Phonegap + Wikipedia meetup (1/23) | tuna says

[tuna says] I went to the PhoneGap + Wikipedia event at Adobe immediately after the Wikipedia hackathon. I heard about it that Monday in the irc room O_O and thought initially that I couldn't go, because I usually have Spot rehearsal on .

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I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup | TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] My favourite donation last year was five pounds from a little girl in England, who had persuaded her parents to let her donate her allowance. It’s people like you, joining with that girl, who make it possible for Wikipedia to continue providing free, easy access to unbiased information, for everyone around the world.

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October 10, 2011

Stanton Foundation Awards Wikimedia - Gawkwire.com

[Gawkwire: Web Hosting and Internet News Resource] Among its previous grants to the Wikimedia Foundation, the Stanton Foundation provided $1.2 million in 2010 for the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative, a program designed to improve the quality and quantity of information related to public policy topics in Wikipedia. The project resulted in 800 American students at universities such as Harvard and University of California Berkeley adding the equivalent of 5,800 printed pages of material to Wikipedia, and has now been expanded to include universities in Canada and India.

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Wikimedia Foundation Announces Support For Italian Wikipedia Users

[Business Insider]  This bill would hinder the work of projects like Wikipedia: open, volunteer-driven, and collaborative spaces dedicated to sharing high-quality knowledge, not to mention the ability for all users of the internet to engage in democratic, free speech opportunities.

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September 21, 2011

Product Manager - Mobile jobs at Wikimedia Foundation | San ...

[Affiliate Summit Jobs] Product Managers drive the conceptual development and implementation of software features from idea to release. We work with multiple groups throughout the product development cycle, including Wikipedia readers and editors, researchers, designers, and developers.

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September 16, 2011

Infothought: Wikimedia/Wikipedia Image Filter "referendum" results

[Infothought] We would never allow this point of view untrammeled and unreflexive presence on any Wikipedia site as a clear violation of NPOV – we should not allow it on Commons either.

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August 15, 2011

Wikipedia entry for the UNFPA Report | Forward 25 Careers CIC

[Forward 25 Careers CIC] By completing this project, we have also been able to impact on the google search optimisation for the report specifically for a country (for example, State of the World’s Midiwfery Tanzania brings the Wikipedia entries to number 5 ont he first page) and a search for ”˜Midwifery Tanzania’ brings the information from Wikipedia to Page 2 (see wikipedia). With this type of impact, we hope to assist with the wider dissemination of the report findings and improve general understanding of the issues facing midwifery as published through the report.

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Wikipedia entry for the UNFPA Report | Forward 25 Careers CIC

[Forward 25 Careers CIC] By completing this project, we have also been able to impact on the google search optimisation for the report specifically for a country (for example, State of the World’s Midiwfery Tanzania brings the Wikipedia entries to number 5 ont he first page) and a search for ”˜Midwifery Tanzania’ brings the information from Wikipedia to Page 2 (see wikipedia). With this type of impact, we hope to assist with the wider dissemination of the report findings and improve general understanding of the issues facing midwifery as published through the report.

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New Wikipedia – Stephen's Lighthouse

[Stephen's Lighthouse] One of the earliest was the Open Directory Project (ODP) which attenpted to use volunteers to build a directory of the web. This created the ealry finding tools that were employed by Yahoo and AOL and preceded the relevancy ranking search engines like Alta Vista and Google.

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New Wikipedia – Stephen's Lighthouse

[Stephen's Lighthouse] One of the earliest was the Open Directory Project (ODP) which attenpted to use volunteers to build a directory of the web. This created the ealry finding tools that were employed by Yahoo and AOL and preceded the relevancy ranking search engines like Alta Vista and Google.

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August 05, 2011

Wikis | Aitken Portfolio Project (ETEC565A)

[Aitken Portfolio Project (ETEC565A)] The use of wikis in the MET program really opened my eyes to their potential in education. The fantastic affordance of working with wikis, is not that they are necessarily alway correct (although Wikipedia usually is!

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July 18, 2011

R at Wikimedia | (R news & tutorials)

[R-bloggers] Last year Wikipedia rolled out a pilot program to use Wikipedia article creation as an assignment in the classroom. Students wrote articles on a topic area...

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