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Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales.

An online encyclopaedia, which crowd-sources authors to input content, edit and maintain editorial style. It is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California and was founded by Jimmy Wales.



Shift to online

Wikipedia effectively marked the end to the Encyclopaedia Britannica series and Microsoft's Encarta, which were CD rom based encyclopaedias, and even books on the periphery of the reference category, such as the venerable Who's Who series, mostly through attrition and as demand fell off in favour of online solutions such as Wikipedia.



Bias accusations

Wikipedia has been accused of bias over the years by companies such as the Harvard Business Review, Cracked and Gab.



Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab, has criticized Wikipedia many times both on his personal Gab account and the company's official Twitter account for their characterization of Gab as an alt-right and white supremacist populated website. They have stated that they believe their article is edited by Antifa members.

Timeline

April 2019

18 percent of 1.6 million biographies on the English-language Wikipedia were of women.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jimmy Wales

Co-Founder



Larry Sanger

Co-founder



Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

A systemic and cognitive view on collaborative knowledge building with wikis

Ulrike Cress, Joachim Kimmerle

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Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past

Roy Rosenzeig

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Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance

Andrea Forte, Vanesa Larco, Amy Bruckman

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Early Prediction of Movie Box Office Success Based on Wikipedia Activity Big Data

Márton Mestyán, Taha Yasseri, János Kertész

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Exploiting Wikipedia as external knowledge for document clustering

Xiaohua Hu, Xiaodan Zhang, Caimei Lu, E.K. Park, Xiahua Zhou

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Group Size and Incentives to Contribute: A Natural Experiment at Chinese Wikipedia

Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang, Feng Zhu

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Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in wikipedia

Aniket Kittur, Robert Kraut

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He says, she says

Aniket Kittur, Bongwon Suh, Bryan Pendleton, Ed Chi

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How and why do college students use Wikipedia?

Sook Lim

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Information quality work organization in wikipedia

Besiki Stvilia, Michael B. Twidale, Linda C. Smith, Les Gasser

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Membership Turnover and Collaboration Success in Online Communities: Explaining Rises

Sam Ransbotham, Gerald Kane

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Preferential attachment in the growth of social networks: The internet encyclopedia Wikipedia

A. Capocci, V. D. P. Servedio, F. Colaiori, L. S. Buriol, D. Donato, S. Leonardi, G. Caldarelli

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Quantifying Wikipedia Usage Patterns Before Stock Market Moves

Helen Susannah Moat, Chester Curme, Adam Avakian, Dror Kenett, Eugene Stanley, Tobias Preis

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ScienceDirect

Olena Medelyan, David Milne, Catherine Legg, Ian Witten

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Scope, Completeness, and Accuracy of Drug Information in Wikipedia

Kevin A Clauson, Hyla H Polen, Maged N Kamel Boulos, Joan H Dzenowagis

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Seeking Health Information Online: Does Wikipedia Matter?

Michael Laurent, Tim Vickers

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Semantic Wikipedia

Markus Krötzsch, Denny Vrandecic

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Toward an epistemology ofWikipedia

Don Fallis

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Wikipedia: A Key Tool for Global Public Health Promotion

James Heilman, Eckhard Kemmann, Michael Bonert, Anwesh Chatterjee, Brent Ragar, Graham Beards, David Iberri, Mathew Lodge, Andrea Vondracek, Jacob de Wolff, Casimir Liber, Samir Grover, Tim Vickers, Bertalan Mesko, Michael Laurent

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Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system

Sabine Niederer, José van Dijck

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YAGO: A Large Ontology from Wikipedia and WordNet

Fabian Suchanek, Gjergji Kasneci, Gerhard Weikum

Journal



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

How to Edit a Wikipedia Article

April 15, 2010

Is Wikipedia a Credible Source?

October 4, 2013

Jimmy Wales: How a ragtag band created Wikipedia

January 16, 2007

Meet The People Who Devote Their Time To Editing Wikipedia [INSIGHTS]

January 27, 2017

The History of Wikipedia (in two minutes)

December 2, 2009

Wikipedia - The Greatest Collection of Human Knowledge

May 12, 2018

Wikipedia: Jimmy Wales | How I Built This with Guy Raz on acast

26 February 2018

Wikipedia: Jimmy Wales | How I Built This with Guy Raz on acast

26 February 2018

Companies

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