WIKIPEDIA

  • Kailash Satyarthi or Malala Yousafzai: Who got more views on Wikipedia? October 13, 2014

    Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for campaigning for the rights of children and young people, particularly their right to education. The interest in the two personalities started to rise as soon as the announcement was made...
  • Poland to honour Wikipedia with a monument October 10, 2014

    Warsaw: A university professor says that a western Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honour the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopaedia which allows anyone to contribute. Krzysztof Wojciechowski, director of the Collegium Polonicum in Slubice, said Thursday that he is in awe...
  • Poland to honour Wikipedia with monument October 9, 2014

    Warsaw: A university professor says that an eastern Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honor the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia which allows anyone to contribute. Krzysztof Wojciechowski, director of the Collegium Polonicum in Slubice, on Thursday said that he is in...
  • Monkey, or any other animal, that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo, rules US Copyright Office August 22, 2014

    The US Copyright Office has confirmed that a monkey or any other animal that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo. A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia...
  • Nitish Kumar launches Bihar on Wikipedia campaign August 16, 2014

    JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday launched the 'Bihar onWikipedia' campaign to "strengthen Brand Bihar". "We know much about Bihar's golden history, culture, great personalities, traditions and astonishing stories, but the world connected to the Internet doesn't. We are launching the 'Bihar on Wikipedia' campaign for...
  • Wikipedia trusted over mainstream news by British people! August 11, 2014

    London: British people trust Wikipedia more than the mainstream media, the information site's founder Jimmy Wales said Sunday, at the close of a threeday conference of the Wikimedia movement in London. A YouGov poll of almost 2,000 British adults found 64 percent trust the authors of Wikipedia entries to tell the...
  • Wikipedia refuses to remove a selfie clicked by a black macaque saying the monkey and not the photographer owns the copyright August 7, 2014

    A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie. Wikipedia has refused to remove the famous selfie, saying the monkey and not the...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Wikipedia bans US Congress IP address from making 'disruptive' edits July 28, 2014

    Washington: Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopaedia. A 10day ban imposed Thursday blocked any editing from an IP address at the US Capitol, which is shared among a number of computers. "You have been blocked...
  • EC issues instructions on the use of social media in elections October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions on the use of Social Media by political parties in the coming election to five state assemblies. A press release from the ECI said: The Commission's attention was drawn to use of social media for election campaigning and also...
  • Littleknown Hollywood investor Suhail Rizvi poised to score with Twitter IPO October 5, 2013

    Los Angles/ San Francisco: When Twitter goes public in coming weeks, one of the biggest winners will be a 47yearold financier who guards his secrecy so zealously that he employs a person to take down his Wikipedia entry and scrub his picture from the Internet. Over the past two years, Suhail...
  • Google fast replacing grandparents as 'advice guru' February 28, 2013

    London: Modern-day kids are increasingly turning to the Internet to solve queries about simple chores rather than seeking advice from their experienced grandparents, a new UK survey has claimed. Older generations are being replaced by Google, Wikipedia and YouTube, with their grandchildren searching online to solve queries about basic chores,...
  • Hoax article on IndiaPortugal clash fools Wikipedia for 5 yrs January 7, 2013

    London: A redfaced Wikipedia has removed an article from its site detailing the 17th century 'Bicholim Conflict' a clash between Portugal and India's Maratha Empire after it emerged that such a war never occurred, and the piece and references included were entirely fictional. After five years of featuring...
  • Now, registered users can upload videos on Wikipedia November 10, 2012

    Moscow: Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia, has launched a new project enabling registered users to post videos, according to the portal's press service. "A new video player has been enabled on Wikipedia and its sister sites, and it comes with the promise of bringing free educational videos to more people,...
  • Watch: 'Human Wikipedia' Steve Ellison in action! November 5, 2012

    Meet Steve Ellison who is called the Human Wikipedia for remembering the birth and death year of any famous person in history. Watch how he parries questions with strangers quizzing him about his 'gift'. ...
  • Russian Wikipedia protests censorship plans July 10, 2012

    Moscow: The Russian version of Wikipedia, the world's largest free online encyclopaedia, temporarily suspended work Tuesday protesting a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of all websites containing banned content. The draft legislation has been criticised by civil rights activists and internet providers as an attempt to introduce censorship of...
  • Wikipedia founder: Public needs online references March 28, 2012

    Nigeria: The man who helped create the online reference Wikipedia said that the end of Encyclopaedia Britannica's print run shows the world's growing reliance on the Internet as a base for knowledge. Jimmy Wales' first visit to Nigeria also highlighted the growth of other languages besides English on Wikipedia, particularly the...
  • Twitter's censorship plan rouses global furore January 28, 2012

    New York: Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow countryspecific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting...
  • Jimmy Wales hails Wikipedia's role in helping halt SOPA, PIPA January 27, 2012

    Davos: The founder of Wikipedia hailed the online encyclopedia's role in helping halt US legislation aimed at cracking down on Internet piracy, saying the proposed bills needed to be stopped because they were flawed. The idea to black out Wikipedia's English pages for 24 hours came from the site's volunteer editors,...
  • Online companies win piracy fight January 22, 2012

    Washington: Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and hightech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmanoeuvred the entertainment industry and other old guard business interests, leaving them bitter and befuddled. Before Senate and House leaders set aside the legislation...
  • A day without Wikipedia, not quite a day January 19, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Wednesday morning, the city (the world too) woke up to a day without Wikipedia. So whatever questions one had, they had to be shelved for a day because the English version of Wikipedia went offline for 24 hours in protest against the provisions of the proposed US antipiracy...
  • Wikipedia, other websites protest antipiracy laws January 19, 2012

    Wikipedia went dark as part of protests to stop Internet piracy legislation being considered by the US Congress. ...
  • US: Zuckerberg joins antipiracy bills drive January 19, 2012

    New York: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined the growing chorus against the proposed antipiracy bills in the US, saying the two "poorly thought out laws" are not the "right solutions" to the problem of piracy but will only harm the Internet. Zuckerberg posted his remarks against the Protect IP Act...
  • All that happened on Internet Blackout Day January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: January 18 Internet Blackout Day is a date that will live in ignorance, as the world's largest encyclopaedia Wikipedia started a 24hour blackout of the English version of the website. Wikipedia joined other big and small websites in a protest against pending US legislation aimed at shutting...
  • No need of antipiracy law: Wikipedia cofounder January 18, 2012

    Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales says that the Stop Online Piracy Act is not needed not in the US atleast. ...
  • How to access Wikipedia on Internet Blackout day January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Most of us rely, heavily, on Wikipedia to get information on almost any topic, theme or subject. But in a protest against the proposed US antipiracy legislation, Wikipedia has blacked itself out for 24 hours starting 10:30 AM (IST) on January 18. As a result, people are no...
  • Google plans protest against US antipiracy bills January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: After Wikipedia announced the shut down for 24 hours, Google is now planning to make some changes to its site. It too will have information about the bills the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) although users will...
  • Internet blackout fails to enlist big sites January 18, 2012

    San Francisco: A blackout scheduled for Wednesday to protest against proposed legislation on online piracy has failed to get the support of the biggest Internet players. Despite calls for the participation of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other big names, the biggest participants are the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the...
  • Wikipedia editors question site's planned blackout January 18, 2012

    New York: Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The planned shutdown of one of the Internet's mostvisited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of antipiracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work. "My main concern is that it...
  • Wikipedia to shut for 24 hrs over antipiracy bills January 17, 2012

    New York: Online encyclopedia Wikipedia will black out its website tomorrow for 24 hours to protest antipiracy bills under consideration in the US Congress, saying if passed, the "destructive" legislation will "endanger" free speech and impose censorship on international websites. "In an unprecedented decision, the Wikipedia community has chosen to...