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Someone At US Congress Gets Banned From Wikipedia For Trolling

Trolling is fun, until you get caught. And that’s exactly what just happened to someone in Washington, who got a Congressional IP address banned for trolling Wikipedia.


One Man And His Bot Have Written Almost 10% Of Wikipedia

You’ve probably never heard of Sverker Johansson, but you probably should have. He is, after all, the most prolific WIkipedia author on the internet — having written 2.7 million articles for the online encyclopaedia.


Tracking The Bizarre Edits US Congress Makes To Wikipedia

The elected representatives chosen to represent you in the legislative branch of the United States of America aren’t just making modifications to national law. They’re also editing the Wikipedia pages for “Horse head mask” and “Step Up 3D”. Or at least their staffers are. And thanks to @congressedits, you can keep tabs on it.


I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This

I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It’s not that my English isn’t good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t cover as many topics and it’s not as thorough.


Harvard's Hiring A Wikipedian-In-Residence

Do you like Wikipedia? Are you a fan of obscenely wealthy educational institutions with unspeakable power? Then you’ll love the job listing that just went up at Harvard. They’re hiring a Wikipedian-in-Residence. It pays by the hour.


How To Make A More Readable Wikipedia

We love Wikipedia. The idea of a constantly updated knowledge base where everyone is welcome to read and contribute is staggering, and we dip into this great pool of content on an almost daily basis at 1910. However, having spent the last three years learning more about typography have made us aware of it’s limitations. While Wikipedia is great for learning, it simply does not provide the best possible environment to do this.


Wikipedia's Adding Voice Recordings To Famous People's Biographies

Imagine being able to hear a great historical figure’s voice. It would add such richness to the facts and dates about her or his life. Starting today, Wikipedia will make that possible with the Wikipedia Voice Intro Project, adding short voice recordings to the online encyclopaedia. And that’s truly awesome.


How I Became Gaming's Most Popular And Anonymous Photographer

I’m a very accomplished photographer. My photos have been in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, blogs, online videos, television and any other medium that you can think of. My work has been seen by millions and will be one of the most important resources for the history of video games. The only catch is that I’m almost never credited and don’t get paid for it.


How The Bible Is Helping Crack Your Passwords

The Bible might not be quite the good book it claims to be. According to an Ars Technica report on the future of password-cracking, the holy book is being employed to help crack passwords to great effect.


This Crazy Program Turns Wikipedia Into 3D Models Of The Real World

Google puts a lot of work into creating a virtual map of the world with Street View, sending cars and backpackers everywhere with huge cameras. But what if a computer program could do all that automatically? Well, there’s one that can. All it needs is Wikipedia and Google Images.