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Lauren McDonald

Unusual Wikipedia Articles - 0 views

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    This is the Wikipedia page that has all of the unusual wikipedia articles information on it. I found a lot of this information to be very interesting and unique. Enjoy.
Talia Wujtewicz

How to download a full backup copy of Wikipedia - 0 views

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    Just in case you lose Internet connection while doing research for an essay, here's how you can download all of Wikipedia's content
Amanda French

Talk:DuckDuckGo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Here's the discussion page about that misleading Wikipedia article about DuckDuckGo, if you're interested.
Claire Madison

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - 0 views

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    This is an article on the DMCA, so it may shine some light on my presentation yesterday on Pinterest and the copyright laws! It is also an interesting read and very informative!
Lauren McDonald

Google Doodle of the Day - 0 views

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    Todays Google Doodle found on the google homepage is dedicated to Shakuntala Devi. She is also known as the "Human Computer" I have attached the wikipedia article that details who Shakuntala Devi is and why she is important enough to receive the doodle! :)
Rebecca Lee

Open Access Week: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia - 0 views

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    I attended one of the events during Open Access Week about the future of libraries and Wikipedia. Jake Orlowitz, recipient of a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant, spoke about "The Wikipedia Library." The Wikipedia Library was a new project he founded in 2012 for the goal of connecting Wikipedia editors with the reliable information sources they need. In the first part of his presentation, he discussed much of what wikipedia is and how it is run. He basically summed up much of what most people don't know about wikipedia and a lot of assumptions that people make about how unreliable information on wikipedia is. Then he went on to discuss more about the wikipedia library and how it would benefit wikipedia editors with vital current reliable sources that they need to do their work. I thought the presentation given by the presenter was very informative and interesting. I learned more about wikipedia and how its more useful than I thought. The most interesting point he raised during his presentation were the benefits of the Wikipedia Library. The thought of connecting university libraries with the wikipedia library will present students and many others information that is reliable and easy to access. Many scholarly articles and information from databases we usually have to pay for will be available for universities to provide students at a much lower cost.
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    Thanks, Rebecca. I'll add 5 points to your Exam 2 grade.
Rebecca Lee

Can Automated Editorial Tools Help Wikipedia's Declining Volunteer Workforce? - 1 views

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    An article from Technology Review discusses an important question many people bring up about the quality of articles on wikipedia. It also discusses the relatively small number of dedicated editors who play a fundamental role in the community. Due to the small number of editors and authoritative contributors to many of the articles on Wikipedia, the article also discusses that an algorithm that assesses the quality of Wikipedia articles could reassure visitors and help focus editors on entries that need improving. The computer scientists (Xiangju Qin and Pádraig Cunningham) have developed automated editorial tool that may reduce the workload that remains for the volunteer workforce.
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    The Wikipedia guy who came to speak told me about this article -- it's a big deal in the Wikipedia community.
Natalie Niemeyer

Listen To Wikipedia Be Edited - 1 views

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    This website, while not very informative, is very interesting. It displays the updates on Wikipedia articles through sounds.
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    Hey, that is neat.
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    I think it's done in HTML5, which may be why I don't get any sound for it in Chrome -- not all browsers can manage all features of the new, drastically revised version of HTML yet.
Lauren McDonald

Open access - 0 views

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    Open access ( OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. It is most commonly applied to scholarly journal articles, but it is also increasingly being provided to theses, book chapters, and scholarly monographs.
Lauren McDonald

Ten Facts About Wikipedia - 0 views

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    This is an article that has ten fun, weird and impressive facts about Wikipedia. I found some of these facts to be very interesting and taught me even more about Wikipedia.
Lauren McDonald

List of Dewey Decimal Classes - 0 views

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    This is the Wikipedia page dedicated to the Dewey Decimal Classes. I thought this page was laid out very well and informative. It helps to show categories and numbers and allows individuals who don't know much about the Dewey Decimal system to gain valuable information into how it works.
Amanda French

Med Students Earn Credit by Editing Wikipedia Articles | Inside Higher Ed - 0 views

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    Personally I don't think I've ever looked up a health topic on Wikipedia; I use WebMD for that. Which isn't crowdsourced, I don't think -- I think they pay people to write the content on WebMD. Still, nice idea to offer college credit!
Daniel Richardson

Jimmy Wales Is Only Worth $1 Million - 1 views

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    Interesting article about Jimmy Wales and how he lives a modest middle class life, while running one of the most visited websites on the planet.
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    You should look up Craig Newmark, who founded Craigslist! Totally regular guy, although supposedly he's worth about $400 million.
Claire Madison

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica - 0 views

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    This article discusses the study of how Wikipedia is just as accurate as Britannica!
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    Yep, that's the one I mentioned in class -- thanks for finding it, Claire!
Gordon Hall

10 Interesting And Unusual Wikipedia Articles - 1 views

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    Listserve is a website that writes about lists of things strange and yet fascinating at the same time. This list definetly falls under this idea, and despite the fact that this article was originally published in 2011, most of the articles in this list are still up and running on wikipedia.
Talia Wujtewicz

You can download the entire Wikipedia - 0 views

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    You can download Wikipedia and only have it take up about 9 GB of space on your computer. It would definitely come in handy if you need to do research but don't have Internet access.
Lauren McDonald

The Good And The Bad Of Wikipedia - 0 views

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    This video shows a brief history into Wikipedia and how it works. In this video they interview the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales who answers some questions about what Wikipedia is and how it works.
Amanda French

Wikipedia as a Data Source for Political Scientists: Accuracy and Completeness of Coverage - 0 views

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    A more recent article (from 2011) reporting the results of a study showing that Wikipedia is indeed usually accurate. The author writes:

    "In this article, I review thousands of Wikipedia articles about candidates, elections, and officeholders to assess both the accuracy and the thoroughness of Wikipedia's coverage. I find that Wikipedia is almost always accurate when a relevant article exists, but errors of omissionare extremely frequent. These errors of omission follow a predictable pattern. Wikipedia's political coverage is often very good for recent or prominent topics but is lacking on older or more obscure topics."
Amanda French

Wikipedia:STiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    This is the automatic tool that uncovered and erased Jonathan's test edit and probably Erin's too -- it's called STiki. It's not actually all the way automatic, though -- the page says "STiki is not a Wikipedia bot: it is an intelligent routing tool that directs human users to potential vandalism for definitive classification." So basically someone somewhere was probably spending some time looking through possible vandalism edits and decided not to keep some of the ones our class submitted.
Amanda French

Gumby: Difference between revisions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    Note that it took 13 minutes for Jonathan's malicious misinformation about Gumby to go away. Not too shabby.
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