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A study of the social news site’s voting behavior finds that about half of its most popular links died quiet deaths on first submission.
Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones. Justin Ellis
The common thread through several of the eight winners: turning underpowered phones into information engines. Joshua Benton
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.
metaLAB’s Matthew Battles argues that the nature of knowledge is changing in the context of networks.
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“Failed Wikipedias” suggest successful ways to encourage contribution and collaboration.
Why are publishers playing Facebook’s game? What’s in it for them?
Protesting a proposed media-muzzling law, Italian Wikipedia goes dark. Megan Garber
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