Wikipedia users logging on from the U.S. House of Representatives have been barred from editing that website anonymously for one month, following a controversial edit to the entry for a popular TV series.
Hari interviews Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on today’s blackouts in Russia, trusting crowd-sourced information and attracting more women to the Wikipedia community. Continue reading
Updated July 10 | When Wikipedia formally launched on Jan. 15, 2001, creators Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger hoped to create over 100,000 articles. Today, Wikipedia has more than 22 million articles in over 285 languages. In the 11 years … Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the stricken cruise ship off of Northern Italy shifted again, forcing rescue workers to halt operations again. Also, some websites went ahead with blackouts to protest anti-piracy bills in Congress. Continue reading
Beginning midnight Wednesday, some major Internet companies could go dark for 24 hours as part of an online protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Ray Suarez discusses the planned blackout with Ben Huh, the CEO of a participating company, and NBC Universal’s Rick Cotton, who supports the legislation as written. Continue reading
Last month, China passed the United States in the number of people online. The growing Internet use has given the Chinese a chance to see how the rest of the world views them, and is helping shape the attitudes of younger generations. Margaret Warner reports from China. Continue reading
A recently published book by Andrew Keen, titled “The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing our Culture” takes a look at the impact of the Internet on American life. The NewsHour reports on the book’s message. Continue reading