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The common thread through several of the eight winners: turning underpowered phones into information engines. Joshua Benton
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A researcher into editing patterns on Wikipedia compares the Connecticut school shooting to other acts of mass violence to see how coverage of breaking news gets done on the site.
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metaLAB’s Matthew Battles argues that the nature of knowledge is changing in the context of networks.
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Plus: Kony 2012 and the value of online activism, more News Corp. arrests, SXSW news, and the rest of the week’s big stories in media and tech.
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Plus: ‘Truth vigilantes’ and the fact-checking movement, and the rest of the week’s big news and ideas in the media and tech worlds.
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“Failed Wikipedias” suggest successful ways to encourage contribution and collaboration.
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Why are publishers playing Facebook’s game? What’s in it for them?
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Protesting a proposed media-muzzling law, Italian Wikipedia goes dark. Megan Garber
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February 23, 2011
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