Use a new feature by Wikipedia to look up interesting “nearby” places with their relevant Wikipedia articles. Also users can create new articles for some locations which do not have articles.
When the whole web is going crazy over technologies like HTML5, CSS3 etc., one can say that Wikipedia is still stuck at their messy look, which is actually true. Over at Signpost, Wikipedia’s senior designer Brandon Harris, proposes a new and modern look for the site. Possible changes to Wikipedia Design language – Wikipedia calls […]
Recently, Britannica has announced that 2012 print edition will be the last edition of Britannica encyclopedia as the consequence of declining sales. The Encyclopedia Britannica has been published continuously since 1768, appearing in fifteen official editions. For many decades it is considered as a reputed reference and education tool. Let’s check out the major 5 […]
A few days ago Encyclopedia Britannica declared that they were going to stop their printed book sets. Some like me might have felt a tinge of sadness, that such popular reference books were going out of fashion. But this was pretty much inevitable since the rise of Wikipedia. Unlike Encyclopedia Britannica which is edited by […]
Back in 1995, I saw a movie based on the Baseball. As I live in India, I had no exposure to the game and wanted to look up information on it. Luckily the my school library had a full set of Encyclopedia Britannica, which I used as reference to learn about some basic rules of […]
The technology world has been buzzing with talks of protests over the past month over SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), a law that is being discussed in the U.S. Another law called Protect IP Act (PIPA) has also many tech giants worried. Internet companies fear that SOPA and PIPA will also kill free speech and […]
Wikipedia is one of the most widely known and successful open-sourced projects. Hundreds of millions of people use Wikipedia as a source of information. Old styled encyclopedia books are now truly on their way to become rare collectors items. Wikipedia is maintained and managed by many committed users who read, proof-read and create content. All this is […]
Wikipedia has recently turned 10 years old and has planned to host over 5o million articles by 2015. Let me confess here, before I turned blogger I did not really follow blogs as much I would end up following Wikipedia entries on various topics ranging from current events to history. In my opinion, after Google […]
Certainly I don’t doubt this, do you? With chapters in 270 languages and 30 countries, undoubtedly Wikimedia is not just guessing around with its plans to increase the Wikipedia article base to 50 million…
With celebrations across the World, Wikipedia finally turns 10 today and is set to mark another beginning of free information sharing with full rights to people what they write and see. This model once believed to be a failure has today changed the way people share information across the globe.