Wikipedia:Press coverage 2012
|Wikipedia in the press|
- "Q&A interview with William Beutler". C-SPAN. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Moody, Glynn (5 January 2012). "Is Monmouthpedia The Future Of Wikipedia?". TechDirt. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- Althucher, James (7 January 2012). "My Failed Attempt At Making An Appeal For The Wikimedia Foundation". TechCrunch. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- "Wikipedia to Shut for 24 Hours to Stop Anti-Piracy Act". New York Times. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- David Carr and Brian Stelter (17 January 2012). TimesCast: Web Sites to Go Dark. The New York Times. Event occurs at 2:11. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- "Wikipedia joins web blackout in Sopa protest". BBC News. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Schatz, Amy (17 January 2012). "Web Piracy Bill Faces Fiercer Fight". The Wall Street Journal. (Dow Jones) News Corporation. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Remondini, Chiara (17 January 2012). "Wikipedia Blackout to Protest U.S. Piracy Law". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Ortenzi, T.J. (17 January 2012). "Wikipedia blackout coming Wednesday, says co-founder Jimmy Wales". The Washington Post. Tribune Company. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- The Associated Press (17 January 2012). "Wikipedia to Go Dark Over Antipiracy Bill". The Wall Street Journal (News Corporation). Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- Laing, Aislinn (23 January 2012). "Zambia president 'assassinated' according to Wikipedia prank". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
Michael Sata, the Zambian president, has been "assassinated" according to a mischievous alteration to his profile on Wikipedia.
- "Russia's most popular social network donates $1 million to Wikipedia". RT. 24 January 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- Friedman, Jon Friedman (25 January 2012). "Wikipedia and SOPA: I blew it. Commentary: In hindsight, the blackout was certainly a smart move". MarketWatch. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
It’s not easy to stand up here on my little soapbox and admit that I blew it. Mea culpa. it’s the right thing to do.
- The author gives an apology for his criticism of Wikipedia's SOPA blackout and admits he is impressed with its effectiveness in raising awareness of the Bills.
- 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...
- David Pegg; Oliver Wright (9 March 2012). "Who are the Commons moles changing Wikipedia entries?". The Independent. London. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- Lauren Rae Orsini (22 March 2012). "Wikipedia struggles to close the gender gap". Daily Dot. United States. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- Ivy Jean Vibar (22 March 2012). "Wikipedia users divided on 'Noynoying' article". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Stuef, Jack (26 March 2012). "The Epic Battle For Wikipedia's Autofellatio Page". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
- "Autofellation: le combat d'un exhibitionniste pour illustrer la page de Wikipedia" (in French). Slate. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
- Mohd Arshi Rafique (3 April 2012). "Who named Mahatma Gandhi 'father of nation'? Govt foxed". Hindustan Times. India. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- Aviva Shen (4 April 2012). "How Many Women Does It Take to Change Wikipedia?". Around the Mall. United States. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Caity Weaver (4 April 2012). "Women Can Do Science Too; Wikipedia 'Bout to Find Out". Gawker. United States. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- Jamie Frevele (5 April 2012). "The Smithsonian Archives' Sarah Stierch Will Be Working On Wikipedia's "Women In Science" Problem". The Mary Sue. United States. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- Stuef, Jack (5 April 2012). "Wikipedia's Kiddie Porn Problem". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- Wagner, Kyle (5 April 2012). "Why Is It So Hard to Get Kiddie Porn Off of Wikipedia?". Gizmodo. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- Wilson, Chris (12 April 2012). "Wikipedia and the Republican primary: How the candidates' pages changed during the nomination fight". ABC News. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- "Guest Post: Crowdsourcing Skeptical Outreach on Wikipedia". SkepChick. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Andrew (16 April 2012). "What's Missing On Wikipedia?". MakerBot Industries. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Josey, Leigh (17 April 2012). "Seven's Hamish McLachlan denies fiddling with his own Wiki". Crikey. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
Users of popular football forum Big Footy uncovered what they considered to be an hilarious example of a celebrity micro-managing their wiki profile, suggesting that Channel Seven personality and host of AFL show Game Day Hamish McLachlan appeared to be the creator and editor of his own Wikipedia entry.
- "Six out of 10 Wikipedia business entries contain factual errors". Daily Telegraph. London. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
The editing of Wikipedia by public relations and corporate communications professionals is a serious issue and one that needs to be addressed by everyone.
- Jian, Ghomeshi (18 April 2012). "This Week On Q". CBC Radio. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Natalie, Linklater (18 April 2012). "Adding more Women Scientists on Wikipedia". Carleton University. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Thornton-Verma, Henrietta (18 April 2012). "Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues". Library Journal. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
The conversation is centering on Wikipedia as competitor. I’m interested in whether the group collectively thought of it as a collaborator or a competitor.
- "The Worrying Consequences of the Wikipedia Gender Gap". Technology Report. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Susan, Manus (20 April 2012). "Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums with Wikipedia (GLAM-Wiki): Insights Interview with Lori Phillips". Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- US v. Lawson, (20 April 2012). US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Finds Juror's Wikipedia Research Invalidated Cockfighting Conviction, Nos. 10-4831, 10-4841, 10-4845, 10-4846, 10-4870, 10-4882, U.S. Ct.App., 4th Cir., 2012-4-20, WL 1372172.
- James, Ball (20 April 2012). "The Guardian's Open 20: fighters for internet freedom". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Joseph, Reagle (April 2012). "Joseph Reagle – Equality, gender, and speech in open communities". Re-Public. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- "Poorly designed mobile sites 'drain smartphone battery'". BBC News web site. BBC. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
The researchers revealed that by analysing and tweaking the design of Wikipedia, energy consumption could be reduced by 30% - without affecting the user experience.
- "Wikipedia Invites Users to Debate Whether 'Pro-Life' Is Really a Thing". Roe V World. Jezebel. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Seitz-Wald, Alex (23 April 2012). "Romney Spokesman Under Fire For Tweets Also Edits His Own Wikipedia Page". Think Progress. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Treacher, Jim (2 May 2012). "Wikipedia doesn't want you to know that Obama eats dogs". Daily Caller. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
- Chiaramonte, Perry (5 June 2012). "Porn still No. 1 on Wikipedia, co-founder Larry Sanger warns". Fox News. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
“I think it’s a serious problem and so few people realize it’s there,” Sanger, one of the original founders, told FoxNews.com.
- 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.
- Graveland, Bill , (11 June 2012). "President of ABC says Wikipedia-fuelled viewers leading to smarter TV". Winnipeg Free Press. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
I do think we're in a world now where our audience is Wikipedia fuelled and knows everything...
- How the availability of information through Wikipedia is changing TV viewers tastes.
- Kate Shuttleworth (25 June 2012). "Henare wins apology from Wikipedia over blocking". The New Zealand Herald.
- 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.
- Dube, Ryan (5 July 2012). "The Origins of Wikipedia: How It Came To Be /Geek History Lesson/". makeuseof.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- Kaczynski, Andrew (13 July 2012). "Members Of Congress Respond To Allegations They Edited Their Wikipedia Pages". www.buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Wikipedia: Meet the men and women who write the articles". BBC News. 15 July 2012. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
Now in its 11th year, Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the internet and has revolutionised the way humans across the world access information.
- Bosch, Torie (13 July 2012). "How Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia's Woman Problem". Slate. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Lau, Kristie (17 July 2012). "Does Kate Middleton's wedding gown deserve its own Wikipedia page? Website editors bicker over 'frankly trivial' entry". Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- Lee, Dave (18 July 2012). "Jimmy Wales denies Wikipedia admin recruitment crisis". London: BBC News. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
The number of admins has been stable for about two years, there's really nothing going on.
- Foss, Mike (18 July 2012). "New York Knicks owner James Dolan gets hijacked on Wikipedia". USA Today. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
Nothing like sweet, sweet vigilante justice on Wikipedia. Clearly bothered by the New York Knicks' loss of Jeremy Lin, someone decided to take out their frustration on New York Knicks owner James Dolan. Dolan is the frontman for the blues band JD & The Straight Shot. The Wikipedia page of the band was altered this morning, with many of the band's song titles getting edited to reflect Jeremy Lin and the futility of the Knicks.
- Sabbagh, Dan (22 July 2012). "Judges deserve the red card for pressurising news websites". The Guardian. London. p. 27. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- The judge in the trial of Simon Harwood wanted the defendant's Wikipedia entry amended.
- Nasaw, Daniel (25 July 2012). "Meet the 'bots' that edit Wikipedia". BBC News. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- Christopher Williams (31 July 2012) "Chairman of Wikipedia charity banned after pornography row" The Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- Kevin Morris (31 July 2012). "Wikipedia chairman banned after pornography row" The Daily Dot (USA) Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- 1 August 2012 "50 Shades of Wikipedia? UK head banned after bondage porn ties" Fox News (USA). Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- Christopher Williams (2 August 2012) "Wikipedia charity chairman resigns after pornography row" The Telegraph (UK) Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- Walker, Sebastian (8 August 2012). "Controlling the web" (Video (flash)). Al Jazeera English (Fault Lines). Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Describes among others Wikipedia's involvements in the anti SOPA demonstration and features a short interview clip of Jimbo Wales (at 7:00 min).
- 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.
- "Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia will use encryption to beat snooper's charter". London: Telegraph Media Group. 6 September 2012.
- "Mr Wales was giving evidence to the joint committee on the Draft Communications Data Bill."
- Roth, Philip (6 September 2012). "An Open Letter to Wikipedia". The New Yorker. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- Chiaramonte, Perry (10 September 2012). "Exclusive: Wikipedia ignores solution to rampant porn problem". Fox News. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- Heffernan, Virginia (13 September 2012). "Who's Wikipedia? What's Philip Roth? The digital culture war". Machine Politics. Yahoo! News. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- Rawlinson, Kevin (15 September 2012). "Royal Society-proposed edit-a-thon for ignored female scientists". The Independent. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- Moskvitch, Katia (18 September 2012). "Gibraltar targets tourists with Wikipedia QR codes". BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- Blue, Violet (18 September 2012). "Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at Wikipedia". CNET. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- Members of the UK Chapter are accused of having manipulated WP:DYK to the benefit of private clients such as the city of Gibraltar.
- Gross, Grant (20 September 2012). "Wikipedia outcry over high-profile contributors being paid for posts". techworld.com. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
Critics point to two high-profile contributors who have outside consulting businesses related to Wikipedia content
- Orlowski, Andrew (20 September 2012). "Conflict-of-interest scandal could imperil Wikimedia charity status". The Register. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- Trujillo, Valentín (23 September 2012). "The Uruguayan eyes of Wikipedia". El Observador (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2012.
Interview to Fabio Descalzi (user Fadesga); explanation for common people about "what is Wikipedia".
- Walker, Don (27 September 2012). "'Inaccurate Reception' game now on Wikipedia". Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012.
- Gutman, David (26 September 2012). "Senate staffer writes on U.S. law by day, Jewish law by night". The Kansas City Star. KansasCity.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.; Gutman, David (26 September 2012). "Senate staffer writes on U.S. law by day, Jewish law by night". The Charlotte Observer. charlotteobserve.com/Capital News Service. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Bill Dauster spends his professional life drafting laws for the U.S. Senate. He spends much of his free time studying a very different kind of law - the Torah. By day, Dauster works as deputy chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But in his free time, he has produced some of the Web's most detailed explication and analysis of the Jewish Bible. Dauster has written Wikipedia entries for each of the Torah's 54 chapters - or parsha - and he constantly updates them with new information and insight."
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
- 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.
This page has been mentioned by multiple media organizations:
- Warman, Matt (11 December 2012). "Wikipedia founder's solution to inaccurate entries: 'send us an email'". The Telegraph.
- Orlowski, Andrew (20 December 2012). "Wikipedia doesn't need your money – so why does it keep pestering you?". The Register.
- d'Entremont, Yvette (21 December 2012). "Winning Wiki words". Halifax News Net.
- "Wikipedia's most searched articles of the year revealed". BBC News. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.