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The top-viewed Wikipedia page for every day of 2014

The top-viewed Wikipedia page for every day of 2014 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Wikipedia is the internet’s first stop for fast familiarization. Quartz has analyzed English-language Wikipedia data from 2014 to find out how the things people want to learn about change day to day. The interactive graphic below shows the top-viewed page for every day of last year.Some top pages: Cher, Cremation, Daft Punk, Amazon.com, Denial, Impossible colors, Brown v. Board of Education.Scroll down to view the results for the whole year. Click or tap on a square for more info. The darker colors indicate more pageviews...

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Wikipedia gives us a fascinating, fun look into the unpredictability of human culture, and the internet. My favorite? PowerTap on February 20th at 974,000-plus page views.

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Julian Assange: 'I am – like all hackers – a little bit autistic'

Julian Assange: 'I am – like all hackers – a little bit autistic' | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
When I started hacking you were just one layer above the bare metal. You were typing into this wonderful emptiness, waiting to be populated with minds.

 

The thrill of getting into top-secret websites quickly became addictive for Julian Assange. Here he describes all-night hacking sessions, a cat-and-mouse game with a computer administrator and the arrival of the police...

 

Riveting reading

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Who Killed Wikipedia?

Who Killed Wikipedia? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

A hardened corps of volunteer editors is the only force protecting Wikipedia. They might also be killing it.

Wikipedia is the sixth most popular website in the world. It’s the quickest way to get the lowdown on the Battle of Nashville, find out exactly how old Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, or discover who invented Hot Pockets. You can find more authoritative specialized resources online—from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy to IMDb— but nothing is as comprehensive. The English-language edition, the largest of Wikipedia’s 287 language editions, now includes more than 4.5 million entries, and 11 other editions have more than a million each.

Few of the tens of millions of readers who rely on Wikipedia give much thought to where its content comes from or why the site, which is crowdsourced and open (at least in theory) for anyone to edit, doesn’t degenerate into gibberish and graffiti. Like Google or running water, it is simply there. Yet its very existence is something of a miracle. Despite its ocean of content, this vital piece of informational infrastructure is the work of a surprisingly small community of volunteers. Only about 3,000 editors contribute more than 100 changes a month to the English-language Wikipedia, down from a high of more than 4,700 in early 2007. Without any central direction or outside recognition, these dedicated amateurs create, refine, and maintain millions of content pages....

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The wonder and potential woe of Wikipedia.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:24 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Leonard Waks's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:33 PM

The take-away: the top editors do not trust the newbies, and are likely to eliminate any new edit in a matter of seconds. New and more obscure rules emerge. The once flexible giant is getting arthritic. 

Moumita Dasgupta's curator insight, November 18, 2014 12:19 AM

Wikipedia Killed??????????