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By Cryptic C62, 1 December 2008

UPI cites Wikipedia

United Press International cited Wikipedia as a source in one of its recent Top News stories.
The article, Personality Spotlight: Robert Gates, discusses United States President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Robert Gates for US Defense Secretary.
The article mentions Wikipedia, and presumably the article on Robert Gates, as a source for various facts regarding his history, including his serving as a Cabinet member under two presidents of two political parties.

iLounge reviews Wikipedia iPhone applications

Among the hundreds of applications available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, there are several applications designed specifically for browsing Wikipedia. In addition to presenting the information in a more iPhone-friendly format, some applications provide other features and research tools. iLounge editor Jesse David Hollington reviewed some of these applications in this recent article.

The article showcased 16 different Wikipedia applications, including three location-based apps, GeoPedia, Next Wiki, and WikiMe. Hollington rated Wikipanion as the best application, making note of its viewing options, link queuing, and page caching features.

Jimmy Wales joins Who's Who 2009

Rowena Mason of telegraph.co.uk discusses the recent inclusion of Jimmy Wales in Oxford University Press's Who's Who 2009. According to Mason, Wales, an American, is an unusual choice for the list, which has been dominated by the British. Wales listed his hobbies as "international travel, free speech, free culture, contributing to Wikipedia, commerce and technology". Other new additions this year include Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American PLC, and Andy Bond, CEO of Asda.

Wiki at Work

According to ExecutiveBrief, wikis are the way of the future for today's businesses. The ITworld article Wiki at Work discusses how the success of Wikipedia has proven the value of open-source applications and the free sharing of knowledge. The wiki model and software would allow various business documents, such as high-level designs and corporate newsletters, to be created and maintained in a much more efficient way than by more traditional step-by-step processes.



Also this week:

ArbCom elections — In the news — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Arbitration report


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