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.

Lance Armstrong and the Wikipedia Edit Wars

Sam Oakley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sam Oakley

The re-writing of history is not solely constrained to the entry on Armstrong either. Check out the Tour-de-France entry, his name has been removed from the winners list, added and removed again more than 30 times in the last three days alone.

The Next Technology Revolution : Will the Developing Countries Steal the Thunder?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Those who argue, rather dream, that the next technology revolution will take place in the developing world seem to have missed out on a number of factors which favour the West.

Jessica Elgot

Filling In The Gender Gaps | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

A marathon session of Wikipedia by a group of pioneering women in science aims to correct the staggering omissions of female scientists on the referen...

Mass Wikipedia Edit To Re-Write History Of Women In Science

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

The Royal Society will attempt to give women in science more of their due credit next month, by staging a mass, co-ordinated edit of the online encycl...

Wikipedia Will Encrypt UK Pages If 'Snooper's Charter' Passed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Tech

Wikipedia will encrypt all connections with Britain if new laws to track internet, text and email communications are implemented. Jimmy Wales, foun...

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...

Don't Edit Wikipedia Says Top UK PR Body

Rob A.L. Brown | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech
Rob A.L. Brown

The UK's Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today unveiled a guide advising PR people on how to approach article on Wikipedia.

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 by Numbers Can Be Misleading

Jane Wilson | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jane Wilson

PR Week ran an article this week that reported on the EthicalWiki's report 'Brands on Wikipedia by the Numbers'. The report claims that 85% of brands on Wikipedia are poorly represented and the US consultancy behind it has called for brand managers to better understand the site's content needs. It goes on to say "the vast majority of brand pages on Wikipedia are poorly edited".

‘English Person' Gets A C-Word Google Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Tech

Is an English person “an unpleasant or stupid person”? It’s certainly the case according to a Google search for the term “English Person”...

Monmouth, The Wikipedia Town

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is set to launch a new project aimed at covering every aspect of life in one Welsh town. Monmouth in south Wales wil...

PR: If You Want to Understand Wikipedia, Become a Wikipedian

Jane Wilson | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Tech
Jane Wilson

I think that Wikipedians and ethically minded public relations professionals share similar goals -providing accurate, factual, and up-to-date information about a topic, organisation or individual.

AA Gill Branded 'Pitiable Little Sexist' In Wikipedia Revenge Attack

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

AA Gill has had his Wikipedia page hacked after insulting classics professor Mary Beard. The new Wiki entry labels him "a pitiable little sexist" ...

School Kids Turn To Google Instead Of Teachers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The majority of children now turn to Google for answers rather than ask their teachers, new research published on Friday claims. More than half (54...

Expenses Scandals Erased And Incest Laws Clarified: Wikipedia Edits Made From Parliament

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

MPs and their staff have made over 10,000 edits to Wikipedia pages, some of which were designed to cover up embarrassing details of expenses abuse. ...

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: the real public relations opportunity

Jane Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Tech
Jane Wilson

It is a neat irony that the furore surrounding public relations agencies who have been editing Wikipedia presents our profession with a classic public relations opportunity.

How Not to Fight Online Piracy: US Government Paranoia May Stifle the Internet at its Most Crucial Time

Matthew Hussey | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The start of 2012 hasn't been smooth sailing for the internet and its users. First up, the US government attempted to introduce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as a way of protecting US citizens' intellectual property on the internet. Most worrying, out of America's attempts to legitimise US companies attempts at suing individuals - the EU has now signed up to a similar bill.

Why SOPA Is a Reaction, Not a Solution

Jade Lane | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jade Lane

The internet is in crisis. Wikipedia closed their doors to visitors last Wednesday, in protest at SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and in an almost perfectly-timed, plot-twist-shocker, the US Authorities pulled the plug on file-sharing hub MegaUpload.

MPAA Criticises the SOPA Blackout Protests - Here's Why It Was Wrong to Do So

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

Yesterday, Wikipedia along with many, many other websites partook in the 'blackout' protests against new internet piracy guidelines and acts being discussed in the American House of Representatives and the Senate.

What Happened To Wikipedia In The Blackout?

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Tech

Despite its SOPA protest blackout on 18 January 2012, Wikipedia was still one of the most visited websites in the UK during "the best online protest i...

2012 - The End of the Internet as We Know It?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech
Michelle Holmes

If we're not vigilant, 1984 may just come to pass. The love affair between politics and the media continues.