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The Day I Found Out I Was Dead

Edward Dyson | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Edward Dyson

Most people would die if anyone knew they were Googling themselves. It's surely up there with trolling celebrities and masturbating in work office toi...

Daily Mail Takes No Prisoners In Its Response To Wikipedia Calling It Unreliable

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has attacked Wikipedia after the site banned the tabloid as a source for its entries, saying it was unreliable. The notoriously inaccur...

5 Fake News Stories That Saw The Daily Mail Banned From Wikipedia

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has been removed as a “reliable source” on Wikipedia after the news group was deemed “generally unreliable”. Some 12,000 links ...

The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Of 2016 Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most-edited pages of 2016 with both Donald Trump and the US election taking many of the top spots. The list was compiled by...

Ex-Egghead CJ de Mooi Reveals What Lay Behind Those 'Murder' Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi has claimed the arrest warrant issued against him over an alleged killing appears to have been based on a bogus Wikipe...

Bored 12-Year-Old Makes Himself Australian PM Because Internet

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech

Australia had a new Prime Minister for all of two days thanks to a web-savy 12-year-old. Orley Fenelon made himself the nation's 30th PM thanks to a ...

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, ranked seventh globally. It is widely described as the largest repository of human knowled...

You Can Listen To Wikipedia Being Updated In Real Time And It's Surprisingly Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Tech

According to Wikipedia's Wikipedia entry (that's a bit meta isn't it), there are over 5 million English language articles on the site, and over 37 mil...

Wikipedia Just Dished Out Some Serious Justice To Blackmailing Editors

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Scam Wikipedia editors who have been reportedly blackmailing small businesses and celebrities for money to update their Wikipedia pages, have been ban...

Not Content With Blocking Reddit, Russia Tried To Ban Wikipedia

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech

Update: The New York Times reports that Russia has since lifted the ban early this morning after it was discovered that the offending article has now ...

Wikipedia's Founder Thinks Reddit Made A Really Bad Call On Free Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Tech

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has criticised Reddit for the way it has handled its controversial subreddits, some of which propagate racism, homophobi...

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 ...

Not Sure Who To Hire? Hire Everyone With Crowdsourcing

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Imagine getting the help you need to build your business without the worry of paying a regular wage. In fact, instead of a small team, you can hire…...

Ukip's Wikipedia Page Went A Bit Off Message Earlier

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

UPDATE: It appears a number of politician's pages were targeted in the attack. It's the day of the General Election and for a brief moment it looke...

Grant Shapps Invented Water And Other Brilliant WikiShappsFacts...

The | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Despite Grant Shapps' vehement denials of any link with a Wikipedia contributor responsible for editing his page and vandalising those of political ri...

Grant Shapps' Wikipedia Page Really Is Quite Something

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Once again, the brilliant @TechnicallyRon has produced the screenshot we all need to see following the news that Grant Shapps may have edited his own ...

Shapps Accused Of Editing Wikipedia Pages Of Political Rivals

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Who is Grant Shapps? The Conservative Party chairman, who earlier in the year was unmasked as "get rich quick" author Michael Green, was accused o...

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.

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...