Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are offering college credit to students who will inject feminist thinking into Wikipedia -- and some are calling it an eye-opening case of campus bias.
All the way back in 1842, when humans still spent all their time huddled around in the dark, gnawing on potatoes and reveling in abject confusion (basically), brilliant genius Ada Lovelace penned the world's first computer program.
Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are reportedly offering students credits for entering feminist thinking in the popular web encyclopedia site Wikipedia, through its 'Storming Wikipedia' programme.
Is Wikipedia sexist? A staggering 87 percent of its contributors are men. This number resembles the gender gap we expect in traditional print media, but it presents more of a mystery; we can’t blame sexist editors or a misogynistic corporate board when anyone with an Internet connection can make an anonymous contribution.
Edward Snowden may have left the city, but on Friday Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told a crowd of devotees gathered in Hong Kong for the website's annual "Wikimania" conference that the fugitive leaker's actions had given him new ideas about the...