Posts Tagged ‘Wikipedia’

Video coming to Wikipedia

June 22, 2009

“Wikipedia contributors will soon be able to access and add video to articles, MIT Technology Review reports.

The change will come in 2-3 months and is will initially draw from only three repositories. But the idea is to encourage content providers to put more video into the public domain via the vast online encyclopedia.

Eventually the means to search out the entire web for importable videos, and to edit and modify them as Wikipedia text already is.”


Wikipedia bans Scientology

May 29, 2009

“In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates.

Closing out the longest-running court case in Wikiland history, the site’s Arbitration Committee voted 10 to 0 (with one abstention) in favor of the move, which takes effect immediately.”


Wikirank:new Wikipedia popularity tracking tool

March 30, 2009

This tool will allow you to measure how many hits a topic is receiving in Wikipedia.  For example, if you want to know how many hits the “Google” Wikipedia page is getting over the last month, this site will give you that along with a cool graph.  Even better, say you want to compare the popularity of “Google” with “Apple Inc.” and “Ebay.”  It lets you do that and automatically provides a chart showing their relative popularity over time.  (The Google page is way more popular).