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In the news
Wales discusses future of Wikipedia
As Wikipedia moves to S.F., founder discusses planned changes - The article begins by noting that Wikimedia Foundation is beginning a new chapter in San Francisco, as it expands beyond all initial expectations. In a series of questions, Jimmy Wales answers questions on the growth of Wikimedia as a charity, changes to the editing experience from users, quality control, and the ability of Wikipedia to retain and motivate its volunteers.
Rebuttal against ban by librarians
Ban Wikipedia? No Way! - In response to one of the articles that we covered last week, a parent has expressed concern that librarians have banned Wikipedia in schools. The author is a self-proclaimed "Wikipedia junkie", and notes that printed works are not absolute truths. He suggests that the teachers and librarians could have their students improve Wikipedia instead.
Other recent mentions of Wikipedia in the online press include:
- Instinct wins Singapore deal to provide mobile Wikipedia - A New Zealand company has produced a version of Wikipedia for access on mobile phones in Singapore.
- French Google, Yahoo Alike (& Loving Wikipedia) - Similarities between the French Google and Yahoo are noted, and the author notes that search engines are outdated by tools that allow users to jump straight to encyclopedic information.
- Use Wikipedia 'facts' at your own risk - This is a somewhat witty look at Wikipedia's trustworthiness.
- Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia - The Register has a write-up on the mailing list controversy that erupted from the Durova arbitration case.
|Also this week:
Gardner interview — Arbitration series — License compatibility — Staffing features — Software issues — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report