Wikipedia:Press coverage 2012

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January[edit]

February[edit]

  • Pitts, Mike (March–April 2012). "Digital guides: more work needed". British Archaeology (123) (York, England: Council for British Archaeology). p. 45. ISSN 1357-4442. ...you would do better to use your smartphone to access Wikipedia (where you can find articles on individual stones... 
    The Wikipedia article on Stonehenge is a more useful guide to the monument than paid-for commercial apps.

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

Larry Sanger attacks the Wikimedia Foundation's response to his earlier criticism of its image policy.
  • Guerra, Kristine (11 June 2012). "Week in Wiki out: Hoosier is top contributor to online encyclopedia". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 12 June 2012. So why would someone do this voluntarily for years? Because reading and writing are his much-loved hobbies -- even if they entail hours of sifting through countless errors, from small misspellings and grammatical mistakes to outright vandalism. This kind of work, he said, relaxes him. 
How the availability of information through Wikipedia is changing TV viewers tastes.
Politician blocked incorrectly as a sockpuppet after editing his own article
  • "Can Wikipedia Teach Us About Conflict Resolution?". Science 2.0. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. Yasseri and co-authored identified Wikipedia pages that are either controversial, such as the articles for homosexuality and George W. Bush, or "peaceful," like pages for Benjamin Franklin and pumpkins. They found that the majority of pages are peaceful, but that edit wars were commonly waged between a small number of strongly disagreeing editors. 

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • Mossop, Brian (10 August 2012). "How Wikipedia Won Olympic Gold". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 10 August 2012. Despite being staffed entirely by an army of volunteers, Wikipedia — which is not, strictly speaking, a news site — is keeping pace with conventional media outlets. Official results make their way to athletes' Wikipedia pages within hours, and sometimes minutes, of their finish. With dedicated editors working 24/7, Wikipedia pages are proving to be faster, leaner and more popular alternatives to traditional reporting 
  • Lyons, Keith (29 August 2012). "Wikipedia will help create the most ‘visible’ Paralympics ever". The Conversation. Retrieved 30 August 2012. An indication of the interest in Paralympian performance is exemplified by the appearance of an Australian Paralympic swimmer, Ellie Cole, on an ABC athlete pre-Games profile. Ellie's Wikipedia page (posted in 2009 and with 500 subsequent edits) received a spike in views immediately after the broadcast. London 2012 was described by many as the social Olympics and the Paralympics is likely to follow in the same footsteps. The wikification of the Games (both Olympic and Paralympic) will add to the transparency of this trend and make the performances of remarkable Australians more available than ever before. 

September[edit]

October[edit]

Shubert, Boruch (3 October 2012). "Aide to Senate Majority Leader Authors Torah Insights for Wikipedia". The Jewish Voice. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

  • "Bill Dauster has made quite a name for himself, as both a drafter of government legislation and an author of Wikipedia entries on the Torah."

Chaudhuri, Saabira (13 October 2012). "Editors Won't Let It Be When It Comes to 'the' or 'The'". The Wall Street Journal. p. A1. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

  • Front page article about Wikipedia disputes, featuring the perennial "The/the" Beatles war, currently in mediation, looking at long-standing style and content issues - and some thoughts on on why they are prolonged, over years. Among those quoted: "Tina Vozick, who has been editing Wikipedia entries for six years, says disputes have become more frequent over the years. She blames 'an overabundance of testosterone running around the pages'."

Low, June (12 October 2012). "South Korean R&B Singer Jung Yuri Brings Crowd on with "You can Do It"". The Seoul Times. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 

  • "Yuri displayed a unique combination of elegance and grace, with a powerful and sweet voice" - Dominican Republic Minister Counsellor Ernesto Torres Pereyra


November[edit]

  • Nosowitz, Dan (2 November 2012). "Meet The Climate Change Denier Who Became The Voice Of Hurricane Sandy On Wikipedia". Popular Science. Retrieved 4 November 2012. Ongoing news stories on Wikipedia are created in the same way as any other page there, but with a slightly different approach. On a less-breaking page--I used the page for "cornbread" as an example--the only impulse is to create the best encyclopedia-style reference page. There are arguments, of course, over the preference of yellow cornmeal verses white, or whether hushpuppies (which are fried) belong in an article about cornbread (which is baked), but the idea is to get all of the appropriate information into the article. Not so much with Hurricane Sandy, which the contributors know will evolve over time and take on a different shape in a week than it has now. Regarding the global warming issue, one contributor wrote: "With the article being edited heavily with updates at the moment, many of whom are in the storm, my view is that it can wait for a day or two." Another said, "it sounds more like, 'We'll keep all mention of global warming out of the discussion until after nobody's interested in this storm any more.'" 
  • Geordon Omand (23 November 2012). "Halifax’s David Purdy is one of the top 50 contributors on Wikipedia". The Dalhousie Gazette. 
  • Geordon Omand (29 November 2012). "Meet the man with 130,000 Wikipedia edits". Maclean's On Campus. 

December[edit]