Welcome to the latest of my monthly collections for the Engine Group of five links that you shouldn’t miss.
The bots that edit Wikipedia http://bbc.in/PtlLTJ
Behind the scenes of Wikipedia, the international encyclopedia which anyone can edit, is a small army of automated programs that keep the site going.
An app – to check for skin cancer http://on.mash.to/Ptmsfy
Take a photo with your smartphone’s camera and help stay healthy.
Use a phone to talk to people? How very old school http://bit.ly/Pto2Oy
The enormous new Ofcom survey is out, packed full of useful data – including that the number of phone calls we make is dropping.
Crackpots, geniuses, and how to tell the difference http://bit.ly/PtoYCt
Ostensibly about science, this piece’s checklist also works as a pretty good sceptical filter for overblown press releases too.
Facebook tries to teach people to be nice to each other online http://bit.ly/Ptr2uc
Never let it be said Facebook just goes for the quick and easy obejctives…