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For every sexist email this student gets, she adds a woman scientist to Wikipedia

For every sexist email this student gets, she adds a woman scientist to Wikipedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Wikipedia isn't a viable source for scientists, expert says | Digital Culture | DW.COM | 15.01.2016

Wikipedia isn't a viable source for scientists, expert says | Digital Culture | DW.COM | 15.01.2016 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wikipedia offers unrestricted knowledge, is open to all - but the free online encyclopedia still has weak spots, even 15 years after its creation. German communication expert Rudolf Stöber explains why.

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Museums Open Up to Power of Wiki

Museums Open Up to Power of Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Museums embrace Wikipedia and the power of crowdsourcing as venerable institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art, grapple with how content is created and shared in the digital era.

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It’s hard to believe today, but 10 years ago Wikipedia was widely considered a doomed experiment… — Medium

It’s hard to believe today, but 10 years ago Wikipedia was widely considered a doomed experiment… — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, Wikipedia is widely considered an invaluable resource. There are occasional errors and controversies, but for the most part it…
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Wikipedia under fire for relationship with academic publisher

Wikipedia under fire for relationship with academic publisher | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is drawing criticism from open-access advocates for its relationship with Elsevier, a pay-to-access academic database company.
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On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics vulnerable to information sabotage: When researching acid rain, evolution, and climate change, cast a critical eye on source material

On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics vulnerable to information sabotage: When researching acid rain, evolution, and climate change, cast a critical eye on source material | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As society turns to Wikipedia for answers, students, educators, and citizens should understand its limitations when researching scientific topics that are politically charged. On entries subject to edit-wars, like acid rain, evolution, and global change, one can obtain -- within seconds -- diametrically different information on the same topic, say authors of a new report.
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WikiLeaks Is Now a Target In the Massive Spam Attack on Bitcoin

WikiLeaks Is Now a Target In the Massive Spam Attack on Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ongoing attack is worse than anyone imagined.
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Wikipedia Is a Rancorous, Sexist, Elitist, Stupidly Bureaucratic Mess. Can It Be Fixed?

Wikipedia Is a Rancorous, Sexist, Elitist, Stupidly Bureaucratic Mess. Can It Be Fixed? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is a paradox and a miracle—a crowdsourced encyclopedia that has become the default destination for nonessential information. That it has survived almost 15 years and remained the top Google result for a vast number of searches is a testament to the impressive vision of founder Jimmy Wales and the...
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A-hierarchical open collaboration? How conflicts and bureaucratic rules make Wikipedia grow

Wikipedia is often portrayed as an a-hierarchical, spontaneous, open-collaboration movement. These treats are definitely common for Wikipedia, yet it also does ...
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Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 The Wikimedia Foundation has been steadily rolling out updates to the Wikipedia mobile experience in recent months, and today that trend continues as the organization rolls out a brand-new iOS app.
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Every Police Department Needs to Have a Wikipedia Policy

Every Police Department Needs to Have a Wikipedia Policy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is quickly and quietly becoming the newest battleground in the struggle over police malfeasance.
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Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz

Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The relationship between academics and Wikipedia is a complex one. At one level we love it: however much some of us may deny it, we all use it, at the very least as a route to other information, and often as a way to start to get an idea about something new. At another level we hate it, knowing how unreliable it is and knowing how much students are likely to rely on it.
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Wikipedia - a new era in humanity's curation of knowledge

Speaker: Pete Forsyth, Principal with Wiki Strategies Topic: Wikipedia - a new era in humanity's curation of knowledge Abstract: Wikipedia is an unheralde

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“Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble” Emanuel Pastreich

“Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble”  Emanuel Pastreich | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Emanuel Pastreich “Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble”       This Time Magazine article “Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble” (January 14, 2016) suggests that Wikipedia is in trouble because of some obscure cultural inflexibility. Although the problems with Wikipedia, despite its considerable popularity, are quite serious, the article intentionally misdiagnoses the problem so as to…
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Don't fall for Wiki-denial: there's nothing wrong with using Wikipedia

Don't fall for Wiki-denial: there's nothing wrong with using Wikipedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the academic year shudders to a close, as teachers and examiners everywhere emerge battered and bug-eyed from beneath slagheaps of assessment papers, I'm struck once again by how a dowdy education system hides its flaws inside larded layers of snobbery and obscurantism.

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Book of the Day: An Ethnography of Wikipedia | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: An Ethnography of Wikipedia | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia, Dariusz Jemielniak. In a review David Auerbach writes: ” In his book Common Knowledge, Dariusz Jemielniak, a longtime Wikipedia editor and administrator, discusses one of the most epic edit wars of all time, a fierce and unyielding debate over how to refer to the Polish city of …
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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the right people and a little effort, we could have the internet we always wanted.
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Wikipedia, open access and knowledge dissemination | Open Science

Wikipedia, open access and knowledge dissemination | Open Science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can provide high quality academic content that is just two clicks away from starting the browser. First is the Wikipedia article in search results and the second is the open access article linked there.
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Science and Wikipedia: a round-up | Wikimedia UK Blog

Science and Wikipedia: a round-up | Wikimedia UK Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia and Wikidata are increasingly showing us what the world of open science will look like. wikipedia http://t.co/eVL45xtHWD
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Building Governance Capability in Online Social Production: Insights from Wikipedia

This article investigates a form of governance that makes online social production possible. Drawing on the concepts of capability and routine, we develop a dynamic, process-oriented view that departs from past research focused on static comparative analysis. We theorize that online social production systems develop a collective governance capability to steer the process of integrating distributed knowledge resources to the production of value. Governance mechanisms emerge from individual and collective learning that is made possible by new technology, and they evolve over time, as routines are developed to respond to new problems faced by a growing production system. Using Wikipedia as a paradigmatic example of online social production, we characterize governance as an evolving, enabling and embedded process and discuss implications for a dynamic theory of governance.

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Knowledge should be free

Knowledge should be free | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Katherine Maher, Chief Communications Officer, Wikimedia Foundation.
Knowledge should be free, open, and collaborative. This is the idea at the heart of Wikipedia.
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Wikidata Meets the Google Knowledge Graph - Search Engine Journal

Wikidata Meets the Google Knowledge Graph - Search Engine Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What do the thought leaders at Wikidata think about the recent Freebase-to-Wikidata transition? What does it mean for the Google Knowledge Graph? Learn more
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Book of the Day: Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Nathaniel Tkacz … examines the entire Wikipedia project in the way that we as academics examine a Wikipedia article: questioning at every stage, digging deeper, looking through the project to its source, so as to apprehend its nature and come to a better understanding. Given the role and prominence of Wikipedia and those behind it, and how it has come to exemplify the internet itself, this is a critically important exercise – and Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness is an important book.

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The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production.Social Text

The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production.Social Text | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production. By Michael Mandiberg cc @ODSForum
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