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» Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 3:00 pm by John Brian (91 posts) This week, Wikipedia commemorates its seventh birthday : Wikipedia was formally launched on January 15, 2001, as a single English-language edition at www.wikipedia.com, and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list. Otherwise, there were relatively few rules initially and Wikipedia operated independently of Nupedia.

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But I would argue that the way to make Wikipedia a truly reliable resource is to encourage its use. If academics are writing Wikipedia articles, then Wikipedia should become more reliable, right? In time, this should create a virtuous cycle, wherein Wikipedia becomes the academic’s first refuge as it is the common man’s. So in the end, I say bring on the Wikipedia assignments. Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

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Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

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But next month, Britain Loves Wikipedia will commence--the third instance of a strange and fascinating collaborative project between museums and the Wikipedia community (Wikimedians). Wikipedia Loves Art, Take One The first version of Wikipedia Loves Art first took place in February 2009. The Wikimedians asked if the museum would coordinate a project in which people could photograph artworks in cultural institutions to illustrate Wikipedia articles.

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» Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? s use of Wikipedia entries in the place of a term paper quite fascinating. works were ultimately removed, significantly edited, or incorporated into other entries after a lengthy discussion process amongst Wikipedia contributors. One Response to “Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review?&# Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

Why We're Blacking Out Sites: PIPA and SOPA

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The Copyright Alliance had the courtesy of engaging with multiple comments in favor of the proposed bills, but they failed to directly address (either a deliberate omission or because it was a robot) my major concerns about two of our main technology programs: the Bookshare online library (largest in the world for people with print disabilities) and our Human Rights program. We're not alone: far larger sites like Wikipedia and Google and hundreds of others (if not thousands).

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» Wikiality meets Academia Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 10:35 am by Marissa (33 posts) I’ll come right out and say it – I’m a Wikipedia skeptic, though I must confess I am a closet-clicker for those quick-hits that help you to win a trivia bet (so Olivia DeHavilland is still alive, but she’s not the oldest living cast member of GWTW – but I found that out on IMDB , the second greatest bet settler on the Internet).

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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I believe it is a combination of copyright exceptions and business model innovations. For the content of books, this flexibility is expressed in ideas like public domain, when the copyright owned by the author or publisher ends at some point. We have an array of copyright exceptions that cover the activities of archives and libraries, especially fair use and the copyright exception that benefits people with disabilities.

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Creative Commons is a charity that champions reduced restrictions on copyrighted work by creating licenses that make it clear how material can be used, changed, and shared. Creative Commons has devised a set of six free and easy-to-use copyright licenses. Creative Commons basically provides a free and standardized legal infrastructure that joins up the free flow of online information with traditional copyright laws that were devised in an earlier age.

12NTC: Nonprofits and the Future of Internet Rights

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You might recall a day earlier this year when you were greeted with an odd blackout message instead of the Wikipedia entry for poutine. Many became aware of the movement against the Stop Online Piracy Act after the January 18 service blackouts started by Wikipedia and Reddit (with support from Craigslist and Google ). In the simplest terms, SOPA would've created a "de facto blacklist of sites accused of infringing on copyright," Reitman said.

Enhance eLearning Assessment to Maintain Learner Engagement

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Wikipedia defines an iFrame as: “ an HTML document embedded inside another HTML document on a website. Any personal or commercial use of media from external sites must comply with the copyright and usage policies for that site. These videos, or any others (that fall within the appropriate copyright and usage policies) can easily be added to enhance a question.

Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

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Until last year, Blackbaud had left the copyright notices on Blackbaud Sphere stuck at 2008 when they purchased Kintera. Let’s take a look at the Wikipedia definition of a SKU at [link] : A stock-keeping unit or SKU is a number or code used to identify each unique product or item for sale in a store or other business. Preface: I work at Autism Speaks as their Web architect. These are my opinions and not the opinion of Autism Speaks.

National Library Week and Bookshare

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Bookshare started as the sharing of copyrighted and public domain books in a central repository authorized by the Chafee Amendment by people with print disabilities for their own use. is what we call social computing, when the content is contributed by the users, like YouTube or Wikipedia. Guest Blog from Amy McNeely, Bookshare Librarian This past week, April 12th through April 18th, was National Library Week.

Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

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Until last year, Blackbaud had left the copyright notices on Blackbaud Sphere stuck at 2008 when they purchased Kintera. Let’s take a look at the Wikipedia definition of a SKU at [link] : A stock-keeping unit or SKU is a number or code used to identify each unique product or item for sale in a store or other business. Preface: I work at Autism Speaks as their Web architect. These are my opinions and not the opinion of Autism Speaks.

7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

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It is important to respect copyright laws. Wikipedia Public Domain Images – Wikipedia uses public domain images and has organized a collection with information on how the photos can be used and attributed. Flickr Image by Sam Howzit. Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels.

Office clean-up Part 1 :Open-Source and the GPL

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Software that is released without copyright or license is termed Public Domain software. For this to work, the application must be governed by a copyright - this is what gives the original copyright holder the legal power to dictate how it may be duplicated. This use of the copyright law to encourage copying is refered to in FOSS circles as Copyleft. But the GPL very much reflects US copyright law.

SOPA Strike: 12 Hour Internet Blackout on Jan. 18th To Call Attention to US Bill That Threatens Open Internet

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Sites includes Wikipedia , Reddit , BoingBoing , and Global Voices are “going dark” and will black out the Global Voices Advocacy site for 12 hours on January 18 beginning at 8 am. Platforms like WordPress, Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Reddit, Tumblr, and many other online media production communities host content on which we base much of our work. Current copyright laws are occasionally misused in the U.S, Source: globalvoicesonline.org via Beth on Pinterest.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » It is 2008 and I am still Michael Hoffman

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I still need some help with this so that we can dislodge the evil Michael Hoffman from his Google and Wikipedia rankings. Blogroll (C)Systems AVC Beth’s Blog Christine Herron Deborah Elizabeth Finn Donordigital Emily’s World Getting Attention Gift Hub Philanthromedia Social Edge TechSoup © Copyright 2010 See3.

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If a very small part of that time gets repurposed in a participatory project like Wikipedia, the scale is pretty amazing. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Great thoughts from Clay Shirky: Big changes coming… Great thoughts from Clay Shirky: Big changes coming… Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 May 2008 02:04 Written by Steve Tuesday, 6 May 2008 02:04 Clay Shirky has a very compelling talk on the innate power of the interactive experiences on the Internet.

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The Skillman Foundation – Silver Award Winner Upcoming Webinar: 9 Creative & Effective Engagement Tools & Techniques Media layoffs accelerated in 2006 Our bags are packed for SXSW Fan of a Fan That’s what fans are for privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consultingSkip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Netscape No More | Beaconfire Wire

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There’s a Moose Loose | Beaconfire Wire

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Wikipedia: the next research frontier » There’s a Moose Loose Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 4:49 pm by Erika (9 posts) Our Beaconfire offices in Arlington have been undergoing something of a transformation lately. Related Posts Method Tweeting: Act I Igniting the (Beacon)fire at South by Southwest privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

What is a Widget?

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According to wikipedia , The earliest known occurrence of the word "widget" is in Beggar on Horseback (1924), a comedy play written by George S. Wikipedia's definition of widget also points to some popular, cultural, and technical, including: A comic book character and copyrighted image. Based on photo entitled " Gear " from Flattop341's Flickr Industrial Set.

Who is Louise Bethune? | Beaconfire Wire

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So, I decide to blog about this and look for her on Wikipedia so I can link. Thankfully Wikipedia had something on International Women’s Day. :) With that note, here are some women in technology links for your reading pleasure on this International Women??s Related Posts No related posts privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

Language that Works | Beaconfire Wire

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Related Posts Presenting Multilingual Content Scheduling Madness Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! NTC Reflections: Confessions of a Twitter Convert Copyright Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing: Intellectual Property Rights and Creative Commons Yahoo Introduces “Pipes&# privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

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It’s good for branding your nonprofit and protecting the copyright of your photos. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.” The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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People and Process – Making Technology Work | Beaconfire Wire

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Like YouTube, but useful | Beaconfire Wire

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Wikipedia’s another great example here, but because of a few minor but much-trumpeted inaccuracies, some still look at it skeptically (even though it’s been shown to be as accurate as Encyclopedia Britannica ). The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man Five New Year’s Resoutions for Non-Profits Beaconfire Survey: Favorite YouTube videos privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

API Evaluation Framework is here! | Beaconfire Wire

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Truth in AdWordtizing | Beaconfire Wire

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Related Posts Social Concious Design & The art of giving back">We the People: Social Concious Design & The art of giving back Web Color Is a Pain In The A** Wikipedia: the next research frontier Netscape wants its gatekeepers back Reducing Your Consulting Psychotherapy Sessions, or: Stop Paying Us So Much The swag they carried Google Maps: Seek and Hide privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

Great update or the greatest update? | Beaconfire Wire

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In 2006, he deployed the Colbert Nation to make him the winner of a Hungarian contest to name a bridge , and he’s doomed multiple wikipedia articles to a variety of protected statuses by mentioning them. Our greatest failures privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consultingSkip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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The Kindle will also tell you proudly that you can access Wikipedia for free! So yes, it’s nice that there’s Wikipedia. Related Posts Amazon Announces Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Using the iPhone as a Reader Beaconfire Survey: Subversive User Generated Content NFB Sues Target Over Inaccessible Web Site Taming the Last Unindexed Frontier A Non-Techie Looks at Mechanical Turk Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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Yotophoto draws heavily from Flickr photos that are tagged as Creative Commons , as well as Wikipedia’s photo division. Related Posts “Your privacy is very important to us&# It’s Party Time with Excellent Analytics Microsoft buys stake in Facebook Report from the AMA Conference: The Future (More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups Beaconfire Survey: The News Debunking the open rate privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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Charlie Kriewall | Thursday, 13 July 2006 at 3:25 pm Proof positive of the power of “the tubes,&# this gaff has already become part of Stevens’ Wikipedia entry and fodder for t-shirt artists everywhere.

Micro-Targeting Facebook Users with Social Ads. It’s a snap. | Beaconfire Wire

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If the Times can’t sell it… | Beaconfire Wire

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Wikipedia is as accurate is Encyclopedia Brittanica, as recent studies show , but they’re supported through donations. Related Posts Microsoft buys stake in Facebook Email for sale Like YouTube, but useful Connect With a Cause Check Out “Google Checkout&# Signs O’ the Times Pod Spruce with Podsafe Music privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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I’m afraid their choices here left me less than awed – due to the success of Google’s own toolbar, I already have one box for everything (since it defaults to searching if you don’t enter in a web address, and pulls up the first result if it has a high enough pagerank) – I’ve actually set my right-hand search box to pull from Wikipedia, since that’s my second most frequent search.

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3 Comments Chris | Sunday, 14 January 2007 at 9:35 am Jumah Al-Dossari’s got an entry on Wikipedia, if anyone is interested in/can handle more details: [link] Steve | Sunday, 14 January 2007 at 9:42 am Thanks Chris!

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The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Wikipedia is one place where consultants could shortly play a supporting role for issue organizations. However if you, as a well-meaning representative of an organization, try to inject your side into the debate, your edits might be summarily deleted and you may be accused of violating Wikipedia rules in quite harsh terms. September 14, 2007 | TheMySpaceConsultant Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

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