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Wikimedia threatens PR firm with court for reportedly charging $1,000 to create Wikipedia articles

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The Wikimedia foundation, which runs Wikipedia, is up in arms over the fact that a company called "Wiki-PR" has been charging to create promotional articles on the online ...
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Wikimedia begins testing encrypted HTTPS browsing by default for all Internet users

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Less than two weeks after implementing secure HTTPS connections for users who log in to its sites, Wikimedia -- the organization behind Wikipedia and other websites -- has kicked off ...
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New Suite Of Tools For Reviewing Articles On Wikipedia: Page Curation

From blog.wikimedia.org

Excerpted from article:

"Every day, thousands of new pages are created on Wikipedia, requiring hundreds of volunteer editors to check them for quality — a process called “New Page Patrol.” To help these patrollers do their important work, we are pleased to announce the launch of Page Curation, a new suite of tools for reviewing articles on Wikipedia.

 

Page Curation aims to improve that page patrol experience by making it faster and easier to review new pages, using two integrated tools:

1) New Pages Feed lets you quickly see what new pages have just been created on Wikipedia. Helpful information is provided for each new page, including possible issues and whether or not the page has been reviewed. The feed can be sorted by date, or filtered by a variety of criteria, so you can easily find articles to review by type, or even by user name.


2) Curation Toolbar appears at the right edge of any article selected by patrollers in the New Pages Feed. It allows them to review articles, tag them, and nominate them for deletion — all in one place and with a simple user interface. This toolbar, which is only available to auto-confirmed editors, also includes other useful curation tools.

 

A number of patrollers have already started using Page Curation, and we hope that more curators will adopt this new toolkit over time..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/09/25/page-curation-launch/

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Social media news: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Wikipedia

From www.examiner.com

A lot of great announcements from major social media sites this week, including:

 

- The release of a new metatag for Google news

- A new programme for nonprofits on LinkedIn

- A new guide for journalists using Twitter

- A new tool allowing Wikipedia users to turn their favorite articles into eBooks.

- And more!

 

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, September 24, 2012 12:22 PM
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