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The Edits We Made To Wikipedia In 2014

The world made more than 100 million edits to Wikipedia in 2014. In this video, the online encyclopaedia uses just the text, images and videos uploaded to its pages in the last 365 days to recap what happened in the world this year.


This Beautiful Galaxy Is Actually A Stunning Visualisation Of Wikipedia

Here’s a way to explore Wikipedia that’s unlike any other you’ve done before: as its own galaxy. Created by Owen Cornec, each star in the galaxy is a different Wikipedia article and a cluster of stars together would be related Wikipedia articles. It’s like taking the idea of exploring space to the expansive rabbit hole that’s Wikipedia.


Scientists Can Predict The Spread Of Disease Using Wikipedia

While Google couldn’t track influenza particularly accurately using search analysis, a team of researchers reckons it can predict the spread of diseases using data lurking within Wikipedia.


This Is What Wikipedia Sounds Like

While you may expect it to sound more akin to a room full of people who all think they’re right trying to shout louder than each other, it turns out Wikipedia actually sounds rather beautiful.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Wikipedia Master

It’s the most famous and most open encyclopedia in the world, so obviously there’s more to Wikipedia than just checking episode summaries for Breaking Bad. Find out how you can make the most of the free encyclopedia.


The Very First Wikipedia Entries For 19 Tech Icons

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia’s first entries, there’s enough material to last a lifetime.


Wikimedia Won't Take Down This Photo, Because A Monkey Took It

Time and time again, British nature photographer David Slater has asked the editors of Wikipedia to stop using his photos without permission. Unfortunately for Slater, at least in the eyes of the Wikimedia Foundation, they’re not quite his photos — because the monkey pressed the shutter.


Wikipedia Reveals Which Pages The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Law Killed

Earlier this week, Europe’s controversial “Right to be forgotten” legislation started going after Wikipedia pages. Now we know more: Wikipedia has revealed the five pages removed from Google searches, adding up to more than 50 links in total.


Europe's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Law Kills Its First Wikipedia Page

Europe’s controversial “Right to be forgotten” ruling has claimed its first Wikipedia page victim, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wales told The Observer that the EU legislation is “completely insane and needs to be fixed”.


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.