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

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.03.2015 | 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.

This Is What We Did To Wikipedia In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

What will we remember from 2014? What were the key events throughout the year? The likelihood is that most of our reminiscing will take place on Wikip...

Rosie Stephenson: The Woman Who Wrote Over Three Thousand Articles on Wikipedia

Netha Hussain | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Netha Hussain

It has been over seven years since her first article on Wikipedia and Rosie, now 60, still keeps writing as enthusiastically as in the past. By now, she has created thousands of articles. Hundreds of them are about rivers, lakes, peninsulas, bays, islands and hamlets. There are also hundreds of biographies.

Ukip Deputy Denies Bizarre Allegations Over Furry Former Job...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall has denied being the actor who played Bungle the bear on 1970s and 1980s children's TV show Rainbow. Nuttall was fo...

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

Wikipedia Has Revealed All Of The Links Google Has Hidden

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has published its first transparency report, detailing the number of requests it has received for user data or for content to be removed. ...

This Is What Happens When A Monkey Starts Taking Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia is refusing to delete a monkey selfie picture arguing that because the photo was taken by a monkey (non-human animal) it's in the public dom...

'We Are Not Reptiles'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

Is the world secretly run by 12-foot-tall shapeshifting lizards? It's a surprisingly complex issue -- or at least it has been since David Icke fir...

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia To Say Ukrainian Military Shot Down MH17

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Russian government agencies have edited a Wikipedia article so that it suggests the Ukrainian military were to blame for the shooting down of Malaysia...

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. ..

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Talking To Tehran

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 June 2014... 1) TALKING TO TEHRAN The rise of al Qaeda offshoot Isis in Iraq has turned ...

Wikipedia Reveals Most Influential Person

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most influential person in history, and before you start shouting it's not Jesus, Aristotle, Einstein or even Adolf Hitler....

Socialising the Web of Data

Alice Bonasio | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

What we see with data today is a similar situation to what we had in the era prior to Web 2.0, where there was a lot of content around, but socialisation over that content was not enabled. Just as we've seen with the social media boom of recent years, however, there is now an opportunity and appetite for creating communities of interest around the socialisation of data.

'All Muslims Are Terrorists' Slur Added To Wikipedia Via Government Computer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

Government computers have been used to insert insults into Wikipedia entries about Muslims. An investigation by the BBC revealed the phrase "all Mu...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Has Nigel Bottled It?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 30 April 2014... 1) HAS NIGEL BOTTLED IT? It's the question that'll be asked across Westm...

Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia : An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood

Netha Hussain | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Netha Hussain

"I love to collect information, and I love that I get to share that information with the world," says Emily Temple-Wood, a veteran editor on English Wikipedia. Emily, who likes reading encyclopedias from cover-to-cover, finds writing on Wikipedia a transition from being a consumer to a creator of knowledge.

Asa Bennett

Wiki Founder Jimmy Wales Talks Phones, Porn And Politicians | 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...

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

Terminal Tech Theory - (Or Why the Twitter IPO Will Be VERY BIG)

Andy Law | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Law

Google, Facebook, Amazon, EBay, Skype, YouTube, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Yahoo (aka Tumblr + Flickr) are the giant trees. They are established. Their customer roots go deep. They starve out competitors by eating up their various customer bases voraciously.

What's The Most Controversial Topic On Wikipedia?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

As well as being the biggest free source of information on the internet, Wikipedia is also a huge provider of controversy. Researchers from the Uni...

The Peculiar Erotic Appeal of Katie Hopkins

Pete Cashmore | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Cashmore

In my time as a journalist, I have done some difficult things. I've flown into an active war zone dressed as Santa Claus, drove around London in a limousine while trying to handle a live turkey, and attempted to coax usable quotes out of a truculent, jet-lagged, visibly bored Chuck D. But now I am going to attempt the most difficult task of all - persuading you that Katie Hopkins is sexy.

My TED Talk

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Nimrod Kamer

TED Talks are the only credible way to express one's innovative ideas and youthemisms. I was thrilled when approached by the TED© corporation to speak about my s**t, for once.

The Data Needed for the Wiki Approach to Policy-Making Is Already Out There

Simon Dennis | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Dennis

You only have to observe the trending topics on Twitter when political events like the Queen's Speech, a Budget or another major act of law is being debated in the Commons, to see how engaged the public is. Large organisations are already accessing this information.

Everyone Is a Little Bit Bigoted

Harry Cooper | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cooper

Personally, I tend to be less bigoted than I used to be, but when I do get on my high horse, which happens more than I like to admit, I tend to direct my anger towards the people I perceive to be ignorant, stupid, naive or socialist. The problem is that when I do this, I stop thinking of the person in question and start thinking of a group.