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One Way Wikipedia Is Totally Beating Amazon And Google

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2016 | Technology

The Internet has a massive carbon footprint. The servers that host most Web pages suck up enormous amounts of energy. So you'd expect the world's seve...

Jimmy Wales on Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Charlie Smith

We have been critical of Wikipedia's approach to censorship in the Middle Kingdom. In a recent piece, I lamented the loss of Wikipedia in China. The encyclopedia's founder, Jimmy Wales, reached out to us and agreed to publish our unedited exchange on the difficult nature of dealing with censorship in China.

New Cell Phone Company Will Donate 10 Percent Of Your Bill To Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact

The next time someone criticizes you for being attached to your cell phone, just say your screen time could be saving lives. Jimmy Wales, founder and ...

Wikipedia Founder's Message To PR Firms Who Edit Entries

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Jimmy Wales has something to tell PR firms altering their clients' Wikipedia pages: don't do it. "It's a really bad idea for them to do this because t...

Wikipedia Founder Demands Justice For NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.29.2016 | Technology

In an interview with HuffPost Live on Tuesday, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discussed changing American attitudes toward hacking and mass surveill...

We Had Our Arguments, But We Will Miss You Wikipedia

Charlie Smith | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
Charlie Smith

If the censors were ever embarrassed, they certainly are no longer. With the support of Xi Jinping, they are emboldened. And we expect to see the authorities take further steps to crack down on any website, mobile app or circumvention tool that allows Chinese citizens to freely access information. Rest in peace, Wikipedia.

Dysfunction at Wikipedia on Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Evidence of the strong bias against homeopathy and against an objective encyclopedic tone is evident throughout the article. I will first focus on the second sentence of the first paragraph of the article and the 6 references which purport to substantiate these claims:

Deepak Chopra and the Future of Wikipedia (VIDEO)

Sam Slovick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Sam Slovick

Has Jimmy Wales' marauding encyclopedic beast finally corrupted the Internet? Has Wikipedia lost all credibility, its purportedly neutral system compromised by toxic editors? Or have "skeptics" leveled the playing field?

Wikipedia CEO Calls U.S. Spying Allegations 'Embarrassing'

Reuters | Nerijus Adomaitis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO (Reuters) - The United States' alleged large-scale surveillance of global communications networks will badly ...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

Jimmy Wales Is Not An Internet Billionaire

The New York Times | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

London is often described as Britain's New York, L.A. and Washington all in one -- the center for finance, entertainment and politics. But there are c...

WATCH: Jimmy Wales Talks Expanding To Developing World On Colbert

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales visited the Colbert Report on Monday to talk bean-bag office culture, nonprofit models and the organization’s next ...

Wikipedia and the Hidden Deletionist Agenda

John Pavley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

The Deletionist Wars on Wikipedia make visible the underlying culture wars that impact so many parts of our lives, our laws, our media and the way we think. Technology can't fix us. We have to fix ourselves.

Why Jimmy Wales Allows "Vulva" on Wikipedia

Katie Engelhart | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Katie Engelhart

Decisions made by Wikipedia editors are not law. But when it comes to determining what is 'normal' online -- and how much taboo we're willing to stomach on our Internet -- a Wikipedia referendum can count for just as much.

What SOPA And PIPA Mean For Women

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here's what women need to know about the proposed bills and blackout -- and why we stand to be disproportionately affected.

Wikipedia To Go Dark In Protest Of SOPA

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology

Wikipedia has issued an official statement confirming a planned blackout on January 18. Scroll down for update. Wikipedia has apparently joined th...

Wikipedia Weighs Blackout To Protest Bill

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

Enjoy it while you can: Wikipedia could temporarily go off the air. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has asked users to weigh in on a potential Wikip...

Bianca Bosker

Wikipedia Co-Founder On Site's Social Media Hold-Out | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology

In an age when airport terminals tweet and even dry cleaners ask to be “liked” on Facebook, social media has a surprise holdout: Wikipedia. The...

Wikipedia To Add 'Love' Button

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.27.2011 | Technology

Love thy Wiki: The crowdsourced web encyclopedia is about to make it easier for you to show your appreciation. Wikipedia relies on volunteer editor...

Jimmy Wales: 'If I Had Some Information, The Last Thing I Would Do Is Send It To Wikileaks' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On the Charlie Rose Show last night, towards the end of his interview, Wales says, "If I had some information, the last thing I would ever do with it ...

Wikipedia Turns 10: What Has the Site Taught Us?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Despite the early fears of many critics, Wikipedia has proven to be a place to find information quickly and easily. What does this mean for us and how we attain knowledge?

Wikipedia Chief: App Stores Pose 'Dangerous' Threat To Open Web

TECH.BLORGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The app store model is a more immediate threat to internet freedom than breaches of net neutrality. That's the opinion of Wikipedia chief Jimmy Wales....

SUCCESS: Wikipedia To Remain Ad-Free

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

2011 is looking up for Wikipedia, the collaborative free-content internet encyclopedia. On January 1, co-founder Jimmy Wales announced in a blog pos...

Wales vs. Wales: Whose Personal Appeal Will You Answer?

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rob Fishman

Over the weekend, Wikipedia kicked off its 2010 fundraising drive with a personal appeal from founder Jimmy Wales. Actually, with two appeals. Taking...

The Next Rise of Silicon Valley or Why I Quit My Job to Solve Facebook's Death Problem

Rudy Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rudy Adler

This year, 1.5 million Facebook users will pass away but their Facebook profiles will live on. This is a growing problem and people are naturally asking: can major social media sites handle their dead?