Tag: wikipedia

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? (Nieman Lab) 2. Fox’s bloody t-shirt: Newtown images show risks of automated ads (paidContent) 3. Facebook prepares to bring video ads to news feed, aims for TV dollars (Ad Age) 4. Am I the product? users react […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The newsonomics of the newspaper industry as the Republican Party (NiemanLab) 2. With new HTML5 player, is video finally coming to Wikipedia? (GigaOM) 3. Yahoo’s latest new homepage redesign tries dramatic interactive tile look (AllThingsD) 4. Web radio growing faster than on-demand services […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Digg was once a traffic fire hose for publishers – can it get its mojo back? (Adweek) 2. Digital subscriptions up 11% at New York Times company, but revenue slips (Poynter) 3. Wikipedia rolls out a completely redesigned mobile site (TNW) 4. Beyond […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Are map issues killing iPhone 5 buzz? (CNBC) 2. Facebook updating its mobile apps every 1-2 months (Venturebeat) 3. ESPN building a Twitter-style stream of its own sports content (GigaOm) 4. “Even for twentysomethings, the job description is clear: Everyone is […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Can online protests make a difference? In the past, they’ve had mixed success but with enough people pushing against the twin anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, the U.S. Congress was forced to pay heed. They have now put off bringing the bills to a vote, while contemplating rewrites and changes to the bills. Google alone […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 34th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali. This week the show is mainly focused on the huge day of protest online Wednesday against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) before the U.S. Congress. After […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Today was an important day in the history of the Internet and activism. While the U.S. Congress expected to quickly pass two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), mounting opposition online has led them to reconsider. That all came to a head today when various sites such as Wikipedia […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Yahoo announces PayPal president Scott Thompson as its new CEO (TechCrunch) 2. Wikipedia raises $20 million in its annual donation drive, from 1 million donors  (Wikimedia Foundation) 3. No warrant needed for GPS monitoring, judge rules (Wired) 4. Why Twitter’s “verified account” failure matters (GigaOM) 5. It is now […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. The closed, unfriendly world of Wikipedia (Danny Sullivan) 2. Ten lessons Om Malik learned from a decade of blogging (GigaOM) 3. Spotify service includes peer-to-peer streaming (Pansentient League) 4. Disney coming to YouTube movies (MediaPost) 5. Air travelers still must turn off devices, but it’s not clear why (Bits Blog) […] more »

by Anne Nelson

From what I can tell, most of my fellow educators spend more time criticizing Wikipedia than engaging with it. The conversation tends to go round in a fairly tiresome circle: The first educator points to an article on the subject of his/her expertise and points to a glaring error to demonstrate that the whole enterprise […] more »