Wikipedia

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 26.06.2014 | 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.

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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...

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.

Wikipedia's New Text-Editor Will Change World History

Thomas Church | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

The longer it takes for Wikipedia volunteers to spot this, the more opportunity marketers will have for creating loops and false verifications. History won't be re-written, it'll be lied into existence.

The Internet Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Education

Harry Hodges | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Hodges

Yes, it's the sad truth. Computers are becoming more powerful and they're making our brains less so, the internet is rotting the minds of the university generation. Online procrastination is a scourge with many students spending hours devising ways to avoid its virtual tentacles.

Was Tory By-Election Candidate's Copied From Wikipedia?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Conservative candidate in the Eastleigh by-election has apparently copied parts of her website from Wikipedia. Maria Hutchings has boasted of h...

Wikipedia: Towards Closing the Gender Gap

Netha Hussain | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Tech
Netha Hussain

Most of us know Wikipedia as the free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by millions of volunteers from around the world. I am one of those writers for the last 3 years. It was by writing articles about medical sciences that I started contributing to Wikipedia.