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Here are all my posts featuring the crowd-sourced encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia.

Media & PR

Can Jimmy Wales save the news?

Squeezed by the BBC on one side and Wiktribune on the other, things could be about to get even tougher for many UK news outlets. … Read the full post »

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Political

“It is not the sort of thing I’d expect from a western democracy” – Jimmy Wales on snooping bill

This week Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales was one of the people giving evidence to the committee looking at the Draft Communications Data Bill, aka Snooper’s Charter: Wales told the select committee which was scrutinising the Draft Bill, that the plans are “technologically incompetent”, and explained that it would be very simple for Wikipedia to avoid monitoring … Read the full post »

Technology

The wonder of Wikipedia: Broccoli

Whilst preparing my post earlier this week on Michael Gove and broccoli, I happened across Wikipedia’s talk page on broccoli. Why do I share this with you? Well, because it contains such gems as: That is the dumbest question I’ve ever heard. It was also the exact same question I was going to ask. Is … Read the full post »

Technology

Wikipedia: surprisingly old school

Having been using Wikipedia more than usual in the last few days, and even made a couple of minor edits (there’s now one less surplus space in the world, yay!), I’ve been struck by how old school it now feels. There’s no ‘login with your Facebook or Twitter account’ option – instead it’s got a … Read the full post »