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Wikipedia refreshes mobile website

Wikipedia Wikipedia has gone ahead and redesigned its mobile website to make it easier on the eyes of smartphone users with small(ish) screens. Apparently, the redesigned site is rolling out across the.. more
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Wikipedia blackout protest against SOPA

Wikipedia Protests against SOPA (America’s Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the Protect Intellectual Property Act) have kicked up a gear today. Google.com (not the UK version of the site, though) has.. more
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Wikipedia seeks balance and more female editors

Wikipedia Wikipedia is, of course, the font of all internet knowledge. Albeit the often slightly erroneous and defaced font of all internet knowledge. The site, which celebrated its tenth anniversary at the.. more
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Wikipedia in danger as contributor numbers drop

Bad news for lazy undergraduates around the world looking for easy info for their essays – Wikipedia is on the wane. The online encyclopaedia has provided all manner of semi-accurate information at the fingertips of users for years. But with a drop in the number.. more
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Wikipedia is 10 years old today

Online encyclopedia and font of all (sometimes slightly dubious) knowledge is celebrating its tenth birthday today. Yes, Wikipedia was set up at the start of 2001. The encyclopedia relies on its users to write and edit articles, a system which has worked remarkably well, although.. more
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Cuba creates own version of Wikipedia

The Cuban government has decided to launch its own version of Wikipedia. The Cuban online encyclopedia (at ecured.cu) has just been launched today, although it won’t feature a model of opening editing as Wikipedia does. Instead, according to a BBC report, changes will need to.. more
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Wikipedia leaking editors as 49,000 desert

Wikipedia, the web based font of all knowledge (citation needed), is haemorrhaging editors like a publisher’s Christmas party when the free booze has run out. So suggests research conducted by Filipe Ortega at the Madrid-based Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. In the past three months, apparently.. more
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WikiReader portable offline Wikipedia device launched

Openmoko has announced the US launch of its WikiReader, a portable device which provides offline access to Wikipedia articles. Priced at $99, WikiReader features a basic monochrome touchscreen display, and three million English language Wikipedia articles stored on a microSD card. The company plans to.. more
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Wikimedia goes with Orange

Orange UK will be offering Wikipedia through co-branded mobile and web channels, offering its customers a wider range of services. This comes after the signing of an agreement between the Wikimedia Foundation and Orange UK, which will see dedicated pages for the internet based information.. more
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IWF withdraws Wiki ban

A row, which started over a thirty-two year old record cover and ended up with the customers of six UK internet service providers being unable to get onto Wikipedia, is now over, with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) lifting its censorship ban. In general, it.. more
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