In the American magazine Pacific Standard, commentator Virginia Postrel asks "Who Killed Wikipedia?" (November 17). She details problems that have been plaguing the encyclopedia in recent years, beginning with the decline in the number of active editors. She concludes by noting that Wikipedia has survived for twelve years or so, meaning that those who argued it would prove unsustainable relatively quickly have been wrong. But, she asks, "the perils of adolescence were one thing. What about middle age?" (continued→)
November 11th is Armistice Day, also noted as Veterans Day and Remembrance Day. November 11, 1918 was the day when World War I officially ended. This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. This photo, taken in 1982, shows World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.
According to the WHO, 54% of the world's population now lives in urban areas. Chances are that you are one of them. Many Wikipedians contribute to articles relating to where they live or have visited. But have you ever thought a little beyond that and written about concepts of the cities, the towns, the areas themselves? If not, don't worry! There's a project for that, and they are the subject of the WikiProject Report this week. (continued→)