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. Wikipedia provides a wealth of information with over 26 billion pages of content.

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.

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] ].

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.

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. Image via BigStockPhoto.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. Let’s take, for example, the Wikipedia entry for “search engine optimization”, which you can find here.

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. Unfortunately, Wikipedia is now experiencing the unintended consequences of locking out PR pros.

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 ).

SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.

SocialFish

Oh–and don’t bother clicking on those Wikipedia links if today is Wednesday, January 18. Wikipedia is decidedly against SOPA, and is creating a huge buzz by blacking out today. No Wikipedia. I’m confused.

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.

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.

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.

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). How satisfied are consumers with social media sites?

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

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 ). How about if you’re a student writing a research paper – can you cite Wikipedia as a credible resource for your information?

Privacy Is Dead. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Have Just Confirmed It.

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The idea of "surveillance capitalism" was first introduced by John Bellamy Foster and Robert McChesney in Monthly Review, and later popularized by academic Shoshana Zuboff (according to Wikipedia ). wikipedia. Did Facebook hack the 2016 U.S. election? Did it swing the result? Probably. Did it do it on purpose? No, not likely.

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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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 blackout

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 blackout

Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Social Media Digg Facebook Infographic Pee quora social media definition Twitter wikipedia YoutubeTweet The other night I were browsing through my following feed on Tweetdeck, looking for interesting news – a fun tweet caught my eye….

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #382

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Wikipedia 's contributions and numbers of editors are flatlining, or declining. Is this related to a general decline in the importance of knowledge, or tied to more internal issues around how Wikipedia manages its community?" 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 #380

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Everipedia is the Wikipedia for being wrong - The Outline. Wikipedia was originally going to be written by 1,000 paid librarians. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Open Letter To The Advertising Industry: Let's Not Mess Up Ads For Voice - Strategy Column

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This triggered many consumer's Google Home devices to suddenly start reading off the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. Many consumers (some might say "smart consumers") started trolling the Wikipedia entry by adding in words like "toenail clippings" and "cancer-causing." Wikipedia has to lock the entry, so only authorized Wikipedia editors could change it. . wikipedia. Hey, Siri. let's not mess up these voice assistant ads, ok?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #313

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

Calm Down, The Name "Oath" Ain't That Bad

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The pure definition (thanks to Wikipedia ) is: "either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity. wikipedia. People are very upset with the new company name, Oath. . Oath is what the Verizon -owned AOL and Yahoo will be known as going forward. That was the news of the day, and "whoa!" are people pelting rocks at this announcement. There's not a lot of love for it. at all. Candidly, I'm not sure why?

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.

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?

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Don't Forget The Message

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Wikipedia goes with this: "the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived." wikipedia. "The medium is the message.". You know this infamous saying. It was introduced to the world in Marshall McLuhan 's book, Understanding Media , in 1964. A lot of people debate what, exactly, the phrase means.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

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.

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. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #311

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Listen To Wikipedia. Pull Wikipedia 's live editing data, convert various editing actions into musical notes (bells are additions, plucked strings are subtractions; the size of the changes defines the pitch). and now you have music generated by the humans across the world who are editing Wikipedia." listen to wikipedia. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #198

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The Wikipedia For Numbers Just Made My Job Easier, But It Needs Your Help To Be Even Better - Business Insider. In fact, most people haven''t, so it ain''t as robust as Wikipedia. Yes, this is a Wikipedia for numbers. A Wikipedia for numbers. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #137

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Cat gap - Wikipedia. "I love Wikipedia." wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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Bots And The Next Wave Of Marketing

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From Wikipedia : "An Internet bot. wikipedia. Hello, Human. When you open the new Quartz news app , it takes a few minutes to get your bearings. This is not your father's news app. There is no infinite scroll, and there is no standard headline matched with a big image to capture your salivating attention, and get you to click. Instead, what you're faced with is the familiar setting of your messaging app. Instead of being a reader, you're now a part of - what seem to be - a chat.

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 #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."

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

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A lot of it stems from comments like Google is making us all dumber or that Wikipedia isn''t always perfectly correct, and we''re loosing our ability to learn because all of this technology and inter-connectedness. wikipedia. Suddenly, I don''t know where to start. It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #166

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There''s a Hole in My Bucket - Wikipedia. "In which Wikipedia wins the award for the most pedantic page on the Internet, for the week of August 24, 2013." 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.