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» Why Wikipedia Is as Important as the Pyramids

» Why Wikipedia Is as Important as the Pyramids | Wikipedia History | Scoop.it
Digital landmarks are just as important as stone temples. The UN should take note.

 

On July 31, 2007, an old Japanese silver mine known as Iwami Ginzan was declared by Unesco to have “outstanding universal value” and added to the World Heritage List alongside Stonehenge and the Pyramids. Local Japanese were bewildered. Abandoned in 1923, the site now consists of little more than a hole in the ground.

Fast-forward four years. At the Wikimedia Conference in March, a German coalition proposed that Wikipedia become the first digital World Heritage site. A petition was drafted, declaring Wikipedia “a masterpiece of human creative genius.” Unesco was not impressed. A spokeswoman suggested that Wikipedia apply for something called the Memory of the World Register.


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Education Week: Embracing Wikipedia

Though the online encyclopedia has its shortcomings, writes Matthew Shapiro, it’s an excellent place for students to begin the research process and has real pedagogical value for teachers.

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History of Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Wikipedia History | Scoop.it

 

The earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993,[1] but the concept of an open source web-based online encyclopedia was proposed by Richard Stallman around 1999. Wikipedia was formally launched on 15 January 2001...

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Encyclopedia Britannica vs. Wikipedia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Encyclopedia Britannica vs. Wikipedia [INFOGRAPHIC] | Wikipedia History | Scoop.it
How does the Encyclopedia Britannica compare to Wikipedia in terms of scale, funding and editorial capacity. This graphic breaks it down.

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