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Jimmy Wales Reveals Wikimedia is 'Cautious' About Accepting Bitcoin - Posted April 15, 2014
(CoinDesk) Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, said in a Twitter conversation that Wikimedia, the nonprofit foundation that operates the site, was "cautious" about the Internet encyclopedia accepting bitcoin donations. When Twitter user "Mister Schief" asked Wales for an update on Wiki... [Bitcoins Insider]

Wikipedia Tells Top 'Sockpuppet' Firm to Cut It Out Already - Posted November 22, 2013
...and PR is one. Last month we posted a TL;DR piece on Wikipedia's fight to save its reputation from "sockpuppets", or PR people... [PRNewser]

Can Wikipedia Defeat the 'Sockpuppets?' - Posted October 22, 2013
It's not just Fox News, guys. Not by a long shot. Wikipedia is in the midst of a crackdown on ethically dubious practices by "sockpuppets" paid t... [PRNewser]

Wikipedia's Sockpuppets - Posted October 9, 2013
A Wikipedia network associated with the account, Morning277, is made up of paid editors who were hired by small Silicon Valley companies to create pages for them. The account has made more than 6,000 edits since 2008. Hundreds of pages connected to the network have disappeared and many involve the co... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Wikipedia Director Will Step Down to Guard Open Internet - Posted March 27, 2013
Sue Gardner, the executive director of the foundation that runs Wikipedia will step down when a successor is found, according to a statement. Gardner h... [AllFacebook]

Wikipedia Director Will Step Down to Guard Open Internet - Posted March 27, 2013
Sue Gardner, the executive director of the foundation that runs Wikipedia will step down when a successor is found, according to a statement. Gardner h... [SocialTimes.com]

Wikimedia Foundation Moving Forward with Wikivoyage Travel Info Site - Posted January 14, 2013
Dara Karr of Cnet.com reports that the Wikimedia Foundation is set to launch a new ad-free travel website... [semanticweb.com]

Wikidata: People And Bots Busy Filling The System In Phase One - Posted December 17, 2012
Ever heard of the Finnish television series Matkaoppaat? It's a program about tour guides abroad - something of a reality show that looks like it has already spawned copycat programs with more on the way in other countries. But of more interest to readers o... [semanticweb.com]

Wikipedia to Bring Changes to Mobile Version - Posted October 24, 2012
Wikipedia is rolling out improvements to its mobile interface this week, updating its navigation system and visual tweaks, including a new font, aimed at increasing the readability of articles. "The new navigation system is designed to make mobile features and settings more discoverable, p... [SocialTimes.com]

Wikidata Closes SemTechBiz SF with a Bang - Posted June 13, 2012
Anthony Myers of CMS Wire reports, "Core ideas about a more structured Internet, vis a vis ... [semanticweb.com]

Search Surges After Google Revamp - Posted June 1, 2012
Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has seen a surge in search activity since launching the ... [semanticweb.com]

The Wikimedia Foundation Aims to Raise $16M Over Two Months - Posted November 15, 2010
The Wikimedia Foundation set a fundraising goal of $16 million over the next two months, saying it needs the money "to maintain the infrastructure necessary to keep these sites free, stable, and running smoothly, whi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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