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Keys to better understand Wikipedia, it's community and it's functioning for fellow Public Relations practitionners
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Abdelhakim Dekhar : traque sur Wikipédia

Abdelhakim Dekhar : traque sur Wikipédia | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
Dès lundi, alors que l'auteur des coups de feu à «Libération» n'était pas encore identifié, la page Wikipédia de l'affaire Rey-Maupin a connu un sacré pic de fréquentation.
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Wikipedia, the people's encyclopedia - Los Angeles Times

Wikipedia, the people's encyclopedia - Los Angeles Times | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the people's encyclopedia Los Angeles Times 17, 2001, an editor named Ed Poor started an article called "Arab-Israeli conflict" with this single sentence: "The Arab-Israeli conflict is a long-running, seemingly intractable dispute in the...
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Sue Gardner de Wikimedia, dresse un portrait des plus grands éditeurs de Wikipedia : "geeky, male,  affluents, young, details obessed pedants and, first and foremost, incredibly smart".


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How Wikipedia Can Help Track Movie Buzz

How Wikipedia Can Help Track Movie Buzz | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have proved handy -- if scientifically iffy -- tools for tracking advance movie buzz.
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Une étude sur 312 films sortis en 2010 démontre comment Wikipedia peut être utilisé pour déterminer la performance d'un film au box-Office.  

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Wiki Whatnow? A PR Perspective of the Wikipedia Trap

Wikipedia: Friend or Foe for PR?
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Une phrase qui résume bien la relation Wikipedia/Relations Publiques :  "for the vast majority of PR professionals, Wikipedia can be summed up with one phrase:  Look, but don’t touch."

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Nobody wants to edit Wikipedia anymore

Nobody wants to edit Wikipedia anymore | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
Wikipedia leaders and social science researchers documented a drastic decline in the retention of new editors over the last five years.


A new study published in the American Behavioral Science Journal by former Wikimedia Fellows says Wikipedia has lost some 30 percent of its English-language editors since 2006, as a result of off-putting automated rejections, restrictive new rules, and controlling older editors."

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Infographic: Measuring PR Pros’ Engagement with Wikipedia

Infographic: Measuring PR Pros’ Engagement with Wikipedia | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors. That surprising number, and more, can be found in the infographi
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La complexe relation entre les pros des RP et la communauté Wikipedia.  

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Top Wikipedia Editors To Get Free Access to JSTOR. Be Jealous.

Top Wikipedia Editors To Get Free Access to JSTOR. Be Jealous. | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
It's a match made in electronic academic heaven.
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Alors que Aaron Swartz était poursuivi pour avoir voulu donner accès (trop) largement à JSTOR, les plus grands contributeurs de Wikipedia y auront accès.  

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How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? A frenzied start gives way to a few core editors

How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? A frenzied start gives way to a few core editors | Wikipedia & Public Relations | Scoop.it
A researcher into editing patterns on Wikipedia compares the Connecticut school shooting to other acts of mass violence to see how coverage of breaking news gets done on the site.
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Excellente analyse de l'appropriation en direct par la communauté Wikipédia des plus récentes fusillades aux USA.  

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