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Daily Mail banned from Wikipedia news sources as “generally unreliable”

Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after labelling the news group “generally unreliable”.

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10/02/2017  |  Full story...

Wikipedia blocks 381 scam accounts

Wikipedia has blocked 381 user accounts for ‘black hat’ editing in what it believes was a coordinated spam campaign carried out by a single group.

02/09/2015  |  Full story...

Can the web really forget? Twitterbot catches Russia Wikipedia edits

The Russian government has reportedly been caught editing a Wikipedia page relating to crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and removing references to Russian involvement.

22/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google gets first batch of ‘delete me' requests

Following the controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling in Europe this week, Google has received new takedown requests, according to a news report.

16/05/2014  |  Full story...

Google pushes encyclopedia ‘Knowledge Graph’ higher in search results

Google has revamped its search results with deeper integration of Its new ‘knowledge Graph’ cards, offering encyclopedia-style facts and figures.

28/01/2014  |  Full story...

Wikipedia tests SMS entries for emerging markets

Wikipedia has begun testing a service that sends articles via text message, aimed at emerging markets in Africa.

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions 2013- Video highlights from day four

This video offers highlights the seminars on the fourth day of Cannes Lions 2013, featuring Sean Combs, Anderson Cooper, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Wales and Sir Alan Parker.

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Wikipedia offers ‘Nearby’ articles based on location

Wikimedia Foundation has launched a ‘Neaby’ tool, filtering relevant Wikipedia articles to users based on their location.

30/05/2013  |  Full story...

“We promise not to screw it up”: Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1bn

Yahoo has bought blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m) in cash, with CEO marisa Mayer pledging “not to screw it up” in a blog post.

Watch Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales speak to the BBC about what the deal could mean for Tumblr:

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21/05/2013  |  Full story...

Top 20 sites in Russia by visitors and time spent

Mail.ru is the largest free email service in Russia and leads in terms of visits and average time spent on the site. Vk.com is a popular social network in Russia and has the second highest average time spent on the site (343.2). Vk.com reported higher vists and time spent than popular social network Facebook, whose 13,114,000 Russian users spent less than 30 minutes on average on the site during February 2013.

Top 20 sites in Russia by visitors and time spent. Mail.ru is the largest free email service in Russia and leads in terms of visits and average time spent on the site. Vk.com is a  popular social network in Russia and has the second highest average time spent on the site (343.2). Vk.com reported higher vists and time spent than popular social network Facebook, whose 13,114,000 Russian users spent less than 30 minutes on average on the site during February 2013.

17/05/2013  |  Full story...

Can Wikipedia predict the stock market?

Wikipedia could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a new study published this month in Scientific Reports.

14/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google lets users edit maps ‘Wikipedia-style’

Google has launched its Map Maker in the UK, letting users add their favourite places, in a similar style to user contributions on Wikipedia.

12/04/2013  |  Full story...

Top 20 most visible paid search advertisers (and SEO brands) on Google UK

Amazon dominates the paid search ads on Google UK, by far more visible in results pages than its closest rivals Ask and Booking.com, according to new research.

01/03/2013  |  Full story...

Top 10 websites in the Middle East and Africa

Top 10 websites in the Middle East and Africa. This chart shows the top 10 websites (by number of visitors) during October 2012. Google took the top spot with over 121 million visits. Facebook was the second most viewed with 101 million views exceeding its rival Twitter with over 85 million more visitors.

05/02/2013  |  Full story...

‘Fake war’ on Wikipedia deleted after five years

In a stark warning to fact-checkers everywhere, a Wikipedia article detailing a 17th century war between Portugal and India has been deleted after being debunked as an elaborate hoax. For the last five years, the article has existed on Wikipedia, detailing a brief war between colonial Portugal and India’s Maratham Empire known as the ‘Bicholim Conflict.’

08/01/2013  |  Full story...

Wikipedia shuts Russian site in government protest

Wikipedia has shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest against a Bill that would give the Russian government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites. Wikipedia's Russian-language site encouraged users to spread the word about the law and contact their representatives in parliament to lobby against it. The protest comes after a similar shutdown of the English-language site in January to protest against the anti-pirating Stop Online Piracy Act in the US Congress.

11/07/2012  |  Full story...

Bing takes on Google with encyclopedia added to search results

Microsoft has partnered with Encyclopaedia Britannia to boost its Bing search engine as it looks to take on Google. The move follows Google’s new Knowledge Graph, which pulls out relevant stats, facts, stories and information about various search terms. For example, searching a popular actor’s name would bring up details from their Wikipedia and IMDB entries.

Watch a video explaining how the Google Knowledge Graph works here:

13/06/2012  |  Full story...

Internet protest wins: US puts SOPA and PIPA piracy bills on hold

The much-criticised Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act have both been officially postponed, following high-profile protests from a number of websites including Wikipedia and Google. The head of the US House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith, says that they have taken the critic's concerns on SOPA "seriously" and will put the legislative bill on hold "until there is wider agreement on a solution."

23/01/2012  |  Full story...

SOPA protests in numbers: Wikipedia hails blackout “a success”

Wikipedia’s 24 hour blackout to protest new anti-piracy bill in the US has been hailed a success by its founders. The online encylopedia was joined by a number of other popular websites, including WordPress, Firefox-owner Mozilla, user-generated news site Reddit and the blog Boing Boing. The websites effectively shut down for 24 hours from 5am on Wednesday 18th January.

20/01/2012  |  Full story...

Wikipedia joins 1 hour shutdown protest to combat US anti-piracy bill

Wikipedia has become the latest site to announce its plan to go offline Wednesday in protest of the controversial US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA.) The user-generated news site Reddit and the blog Boing Boing have also said they will take part in the "blackout". However, Twitter has declined to take part in the shutdown. The sites' webmasters are opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) being debated by Congress.

17/01/2012  |  Full story...

Wikipedia publisher raises record $20m from donors

The Wikimedia Foundation has raised a record $20m in private donations to fund its Wikipedia community sites in 2012.The non-profit running foundation has seen donations increase 444% since 2008, defying the standard ad-funded and subscriber-based revenue models for paid content online. Over 2011, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, collected funds from more than a million donors in nearly every country across the globe.

04/01/2012  |  Full story...

Top 30 web properties: Europe

Google sites ranked as the top European web property in June 2011 with 338.6 million unique visitors (up 6 percent from a year ago), reaching 91.0 percent of the European Internet audience.

Top 30 web properties: Europe. Google sites ranked as the top European web property in June 2011 with 338.6 million unique visitors (up 6 percent from a year ago), reaching 91.0 percent of the European Internet audience.

17/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 sites in Spain: Search and social dominate list

More than 90% percent of the Spanish internet population use the web for search and social networking, according to new data.

Top 10 sites in Spain: Search and social dominate list

03/11/2010  |  Full story...

Top 20 web properties in Poland

Most visited web properties in Poland ('000 people per month).

Top 20 web properties in Poland

01/11/2010

Most marketers don’t know who Biz Stone is- survey

Marketers are still in a muddle when it comes to social media with almost one fifth thinking Twitter founder Biz Stone is a business publication, according to a recent survey conducted by Emailvision at the Online Marketing Show. When asked to clarify who or what Biz Stone is only 11 per cent identified him correctly as the founder of social networking site Twitter.

Other popular answers included a type of mineral and an indie band front man.Other areas leaving marketers flummoxed were the UK websites that attract the most users. As many as 92 per cent of respondents failed to identify Facebook as having the highest user figures.

23/04/2010

23/08/2010  |  Full story...

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