Facebook Adds Wikipedia Knowledge Boxes in Search Results

Social Media Today

Facebook is looking to add Knowledge Panel type displays in some search results, featuring overviews from Wikipedia

Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facing the realities and the stiff competition from Wikipedia , the Encyclopedia Britannica will now focus primarily on their online services. Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. In fact, many students will stop research and change topics if it’s not on Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides a wealth of information with over 26 billion pages of content. Studies have even shown that Wikipedia is almost as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Automated System Can Rewrite Outdated Sentences In Wikipedia

The Realtime Report

Automated System Can Rewrite Outdated Sentences In Wikipedia. A system created by MIT researchers could be used to automatically update factual inconsistencies in Wikipedia articles, reducing time and effort spent by human editors who now do the task manually.

When Wikipedia Misses the Facts

Ari Herzog

Wikipedia prides itself on always providing a neutral point of view. Maybe that Wikipedia page should be edited? As long as there is a reliable source without bias, their editors ensure the content is printed. Why, then, is the page on penguins lacking a 2008 scientific discovery by the BBC that penguins can fly? Did you see their video? Spheniscinae can fly. Pigs can’t fly but penguins can. Or, maybe you were just pranked?

What Wikipedia’s Google Ranking Means for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Let’s face it: Google loves Wikipedia. It seems like we see a Wikipedia result in nearly every search result page (a.k.a. However, Similarweb recently produced data indicating that Wikipedia traffic from Google had dropped significantly. Wikipedia’s Dominance in Google’s Search Results. I then analyzed this data to figure out whether or not Wikipedia had indeed lost traffic. percent of the SERPs—much less than Wikipedia.

Why Wikipedia is Important to Your Company

Justin Levy

While many businesses are focused on their website and their social media channels, many often overlook their presence on Wikipedia. A company’s Wikipedia article, if they have one, often trades between first and second place with their main website. Often times people trust Wikipedia more than they trust the main website because the viewpoint is that a company’s website. Here are a few keys: What it takes to have a Wikipedia article accepted.

Why Wikipedia is Important to Your Company

Justin Levy

While many businesses are focused on their website and their social media channels, many often overlook their presence on Wikipedia. A company’s Wikipedia article, if they have one, often trades between first and second place with their main website. Often times people trust Wikipedia more than they trust the main website because the viewpoint is that a company’s website. Here are a few keys: What it takes to have a Wikipedia article accepted.

How to Successfully Submit Your Article to Wikipedia

Convince & Convert

Lots of brands would love to have Wikipedia articles. In a nutshell, your brand is presumed to qualify for a Wikipedia article, if it has received significant coverage in multiple, independent, reliable sources. » Digital Marketing article brand digital marketing marketing reward board source wikipedia If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you already know why having one can be beneficial for yours.

WHO Teams With Wikipedia To Fight Covid Misinformation

Forbes Social Media

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it's collaborating with Wikipedia, opening up its Covid-19 information resources through the site.

Twitter Launches Birdwatch, A Wikipedia-Style Approach To Fight Misinformation

Forbes Social Media

On Birdwatch, users will see crowdsourced notes from volunteers attached to tweets. Business /business Business /business Innovation /innovation Social Media /social-media Breaking breaking-news

What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About Video with Tyler Lessard

Oktopost

Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users. It’s clear sellers need it, but what’s the real secret to using them to explode sales and drive marketing?

New Study shows the Surprising Power of Wikipedia in Science

The Realtime Report

New Study shows the Surprising Power of Wikipedia in Science. A new MIT working paper released and featured on Wikimedia Monthly Research Showcase demonstrates the surprising scientific power of Wikipedia. Thompson and his colleagues commissioned graduate students in chemistry to create new Wikipedia articles on scientific topics missing from Wikipedia. These newly-created articles were then randomized with half being added to Wikipedia and half being held back.

Ten Years Of Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is ten years old today. I love Wikipedia. As a professional businessperson, the spirit of Social Media and platforms like Wikipedia runs counterintuitive to the rules of business. One of the main reasons I've personally (and professionally) started thinking differently about the Marketing industry was because of what Wikipedia stands for. Read this snippet: "They weren't called, 'Wikipedia's little helpers,' they were called 'editors'. wikipedia.

The Weirdest Entries On Wikipedia. Creator Spotlight: @Depthsofwikipedia

Forbes Social Media

The weirdest entries on Wikipedia all in one Instagram account. DepthsofWikipedia is a page dedicated to sharing the weirdest and coolest entries on the internet's encyclopedia. Growing this page has led the page admin, Annie Rauwerda, to even receive a cat from influencer Caroline Calloway. Social Media /social-media Innovation /innovation Social Media /social-media

Wikipedia Creates Code Of Conduct, Now Has To Work Out How To Enforce It

Forbes Social Media

Wikipedia's become the latest platform to introduce a code of conduct, aimed at stamping out misinformation and harassment. Cybersecurity /cybersecurity Innovation /innovation Cybersecurity /cybersecurity Social Media /social-media technology

Wikipedia’s New Code Of Conduct Gets One Thing Right; Another Will Be A Struggle

Forbes Social Media

Wikipedia isn’t just any social network, and its new rulebook stands apart from the terms of service handed down by commercial social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Ethical Public Relations in the New Age of Wikipedia

Convince & Convert

David King , Founder and Director at Ethical Wiki , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to talk about the impact Wikipedia has on social media in today’s world, the future of PR, and how companies can update their Wikipedia pages to more accurately reflect their corporation and their message. David King, EthicalWiki.org @EthicalWiki.

Personal knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hidden categories: Wikipedia articles containing buzzwords | Articles lacking sources from January 2007 | All articles lacking sources. About Wikipedia. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Personal knowledge management. Jump to: navigation , search. This article or section appears to contain a large number of buzzwords.

Cognitive apprenticeship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. About Wikipedia. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Cognitive apprenticeship. Jump to: navigation , search Cognitive apprenticeship is a theory of the process where a master of a skill teaches that skill to an apprentice. Constructivist approaches to human learning have led to the development of a theory of cognitive apprenticeship [1].

Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has just registered 11 new domain names in the past 24 hours. Usually moves like this indicate upcoming projects, especially because Wikipedia does not have a history of regularly registering new domain names. Here is a list of the new domain names registered by Wikipedia; voyagewiki.com.

Did You Know? There is a Simple Version of Wikipedia

Bill Hartzer

I bet you didn’t know that there is a simple version of Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia. While we certainly are familiar with the more technical side of Wikipedia, if you replace the “en” in the Wikipedia URL of any entry with “simple”, you will get the “simple” version of that entry. Let’s take, for example, the Wikipedia entry for “search engine optimization”, which you can find here.

Journalism and Wikipedia – Wanky Balls

Laurel Papworth

From TheBitterWallet : It won’t surprise you that Big Chill was never called Wanky Balls, Sweaty Nads, Greasy Schlong or anything else for that matter because you see, the bone idle newsrag decided to believe something that was written on a Wikipedia page about the event ( screengrab here ). We think you lot should now see this as a challenge to add horsepiss facts to Wikipedia pages before a prominent event is due to receive coverage, to see if you can get them published.

PR Pros and Wikipedia: Can They Ever Get Along?

Social Media Strategery

All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view. It's no wonder Wikipedia has advised against PR pros editing articles directly. That's a big reason why most PR professionals have avoided Wikipedia for so long, fearful of the wrath of the editing community. Unfortunately, Wikipedia is now experiencing the unintended consequences of locking out PR pros. Photo courtesy of Flickr user bitjungle.

YouTube Tuesday: The State of Wikipedia

Firebelly

This month marks the 10 year anniversary of Wikipedia. How often do you use Wikipedia? To celebrate, they’ve released this video and an infographic you can find at www.thestateofwikipedia.com. Do you find it to be a credible source? Video URL: [link] ].

M-Journal Subverts Academia By Morphing Wikipedia Into A Reliable Source

Forbes Social Media

M-Journal is a new project from MSCHF Internet Studios that seeks to subvert Academia by turning Wikipedia into something that resembles something that could be cited in a research paper. Or does it

Elon Musk Just Made An Excellent Point On Twitter About His Own Wikipedia Page

Forbes Social Media

Stating that he has not looked at the page in years, he noted how it looks insane, which is possibly his way of exclaiming what is obvious to us all: This is someone who has worked tremendously hard and gained an incredible amount of notoriety

PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship

Danny WhatMough

As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. Essentially Wikipedia is a community and, as with any community, you have to abide by its rules. Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog.

TikTok Tests New Options to Add External URLs to Clips, Comment Downvoting

Social Media Today

TikTok has expanded its test of adding external links to videos, with some users now able to add Wikipedia, TripAdvisor and Yelp links

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Crowd-Sourced Information Online: Helpful or Harmful?

The Social Media Incubator

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about the reliability of online information that is compiled by individual users (think Wikipedia ). Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare are just a few of the online sites that are threatening to “…take a ‘nuclear option’ and ‘go simultaneously dark’ in protest of the bill,” MSNBC.com published earlier this week.

Customer Satisfaction: Social Media Websites Rank Among The Worst

The Realtime Report

After leading the category for four consecutive years, Wikipedia is the only major site to experience a decrease in user satisfaction, falling 5% for a score of 74 (and now ranking below Pinterest). Though struggling to maintain active contributors, Wikipedia remains as the world’s sixth most-visited website, and continues to overpower most of the industry. How satisfied are consumers with social media sites?

Everything You Need To Know About Social Media

Mindjumpers

The 42 pages long Social Media Playbook contains information and best practices on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Wikipedia, Delicious, Flickr, Google Buzz and Geosocial Networks.

Protesting SOPA: The Reality of an Internet Blackout

The Social Media Incubator

Have you visited Wikipedia , Google , Craigslist , or one of the many other major websites today that are blacked-out? Wikipedia's protest against SOPA and PIPA. PIPA protest protect free speech online social media strategist SOPA website blackout wikipedia blackoutNo need to restart your system – it’s an organized protest against a major bill going to the Senate that could drastically change the way that we all are allowed to use the Internet.

Protesting SOPA: The Reality of an Internet Blackout

The Social Media Incubator

Have you visited Wikipedia , Google , Craigslist , or one of the many other major websites today that are blacked-out? Wikipedia's protest against SOPA and PIPA. PIPA protest protect free speech online social media strategist SOPA website blackout wikipedia blackoutNo need to restart your system – it’s an organized protest against a major bill going to the Senate that could drastically change the way that we all are allowed to use the Internet.

Chris Wood On This Month's Groove - The No Treble Podcast

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Wikipedia can be funny sometimes. wikipedia. acousticbass americana bass bassplayer bassplayerpodcast basspodcast bassist chriswood digitalmarketing doublebass electricbass electricbasspodcast folk fretlessbass groove groovenotreble groovenotreblepodcast groovepodcast jazz jazzmusician medeskimartinandwood mitchjoel musicpodcast musician notreble notreblepodcast onedropoftruth roots sixpixelsofseparation thewoodbrothers wikipedia

What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

Adam Sherk

I’m not familiar with Fact: but Wikipedia tells me it was published from 1964-1967 and edited by Ralph Ginzburg and Warren Boroson. Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964? by Adam Sherk on September 22, 2010 Was Time magazine “scurrilous and utterly shameless in its willingness to distort” in 1964? In a used bookstore over the weekend I came across some old issues of Fact: magazine.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

How to create and edit articles for Wikipedia by Web Ink Now. ** 5 STARS. Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the web, so getting exposure there is incredibly valuable. David Meerman Scott explains how to properly write for Wikipedia here.

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Wonder Through Life. Don't Wander Through Life.

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Jelly runs his own creative business called, Studio Jelly in Portland, Oregon where he has helped brands like Starbucks , Nike , Wikipedia and DC Comics find their purpose and how it connects their business to consumers (a man after my own heart). wikipedia. Wonder Through Life. Don''t Wander Through Life. What is your purpose? Too many people wander through life. I prefer to wonder through life. One little letter, it makes all the difference.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #191

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Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen - The New York Times. Most people (myself included) take Wikipedia for granted. Sure, I am more than happy to support them on their annual giving campaign, but I take more than I give when it comes to Wikipedia. I had not thought about this, but Wikipedia is going to be in lot of trouble if they can''t figure out how to encourage people to contribute to Wikipedia in a world where most people are simply using their smartphones for content."

Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #426

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Queensryche - Wikipedia. You know how sometimes you wind up down a rathole on Wikipedia and learn something that blows your mind? wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #220

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" Which reminds me of one of the great visualizations of the magic of Wikipedia , Jon Udell ''s Heavy Metal Umlaut (which I have probably shared here before, but it''s worth checking out again)." wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #417

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Roller derby - Wikipedia. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #175

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The decline of Wikipedia - MIT Technology Review. Beyond that, it seems like people just aren''t that into Wikipedia anymore. For people like Hugh and I (who love all things Wikipedia), this is somewhat heartbreaking. Personally, I use Wikipedia countless times on a day-to-day basis and I trust the content on there more than the vast majority of gunk I come across in general Web searches. I love Wikipedia. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #87

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The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia - The Chronicle. "Many years ago I had a discussion about Wikipedia with a friend of mine who's a bit of a political activist, and our conclusion was that Wikipedia is in many ways a very conservative source of information. It relies on 'trusted sources' (citation needed) as the arbiter of what should/should not get to stay on a Wikipedia entry. wikipedia.