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Wikipedia is a web-based and collaborative encyclopedia project. As of January 2012, Wikipedia has 20 million articles — more than 3.8 million of them in English — which have been written by volunteers from around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. Wikipedia’s tagline is “the free…

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Mark Coddington    April 11, 2014
Plus: Heartbleed exposes the Internet’s vulnerability, the alleged decline of the mobile web, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in journalism and tech.
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Caroline O'Donovan    August 6, 2013
Finding a great profile or in-depth interview can be like finding a needle in a haystack; Google’s new algorithm is here to help.
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Caroline O'Donovan    June 3, 2013
“What I’m really hoping to learn is actually just, how do we make use of all these new media as what is essentially publishing is becoming software, and software is becoming content? These things are sort of meeting in the middle.”
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Caroline O'Donovan    March 27, 2013
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.
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Justin Ellis    January 17, 2013
Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones.
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Joshua Benton    January 17, 2013
The common thread through several of the eight winners: turning underpowered phones into information engines.
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Brian Keegan    December 18, 2012
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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Matthew Battles    March 20, 2012
metaLAB’s Matthew Battles argues that the nature of knowledge is changing in the context of networks.
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Mark Coddington    March 16, 2012
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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Mark Coddington    January 20, 2012
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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Megan Garber    October 12, 2011
“Failed Wikipedias” suggest successful ways to encourage contribution and collaboration.
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Ken Doctor    October 6, 2011
Why are publishers playing Facebook’s game? What’s in it for them?