Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales's WikiTribune Venture Is Laudable But Will Anyone Read It?

Jimmy Leach | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Jimmy Leach

Crowdfunding is never as easy as people assume and finding a community who will support the project, financially, for the long term for altruistic rather than selfish reasons will be a challenge. And getting news up that enough people will want to read (rather than ought to) will be an even bigger challenge. Evidence-based journalism without an audience is an academic exercise. Evidence-based journalism with an audience would be a huge triumph.

Cameron Accused Of 'Technological Incompetence' By Wikipedia Founder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics

The founder of Wikipedia accused David Cameron of “technological incompetence” on Tuesday, telling the British Prime Minister the idea of banning ...

To Protect the Most Fundamental Rights of Internet Users, We Must Always Be Skeptical of Any Call for Regulation

Jimmy Wales | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jimmy Wales

When considering the issue of regulating the Internet, we must not overlook the possible harmful implications of even seemingly minor regulation. Every governmental intervention carries with it limitation of personal rights, whether its primarily aim is to serve the governments' interests and control or even where it is limited solely to the legitimate purpose of protecting and serving the citizens themselves.

The Push/Pull of Technology and Its Ability to Bring and Restrict Information Has Never Been So Clear

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

If people are afraid to upload information, share knowledge and tell others what is really happening because they worry that as they do so their presence and their words are being tracked, then we will know less in future. We know less because fear will hold people back.

One Author Has Written More Than 10% Of Wikipedia

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

One man in Sweden is responsible for more than 10% of the entire content of Wikipedia. Well, one man and his robot. The Wall Street Journal made...

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Supports Tech4Good and Tells Government to Back Off

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jasmine Dotiwala

As they say, life, death and taxes is the one thing that we can be sure will affect us all and when we leave this blessed planet it would be amazing to exit knowing you've made a substantial mark on humanity. ..

Asa Bennett

Wiki Founder Jimmy Wales Talks Phones, Porn And Politicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has just branched out into the phone business, becoming co-chair of the People's Operator, a London-based ethical mobile...

Jimmy Wales: 'London Could Overtake Silicon Valley'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Tech

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has called on the government to change the rules of entrepreneur visas to encourage more technology experts to move to B...

160,000-Strong Petition To Block Student's Extradition

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 160,000 people have signed a petition launched by the founder of internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia to block the extradition of a British stud...

Wikipedia Founder Calls On Government To Halt Extradition Of Richard O'Dwyer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

The founder of Wikipedia has thrown his support behind Richard O'Dwyer, a British student who is due to be extradited to the US on copyright charges. ...

Wikipedia Founder's Key To Success? Fail

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Tech

What's Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' one tip for success? Fail. In a speech on Tuesday, Wales told the Hult International Business School that ...

Wikipedia To 'Go Dark' Over SOPA

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has announced it will join an Internet 'black out' on Wednesday to protest a controversial anti-piracy bill being considered by the US congr...

Questionable Time #11

Loudribs | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ok, so let's get things under way by asking ourselves "just what the hell has happened to Chris Huhne?

Paul Vale

Wikipedia Boss Targets Online Censorship

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopaedia and perhaps the most potent symbol of an open and free Internet, has turned h...