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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?

Personal democracy now a common goal

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Vote iQ political social networking platform listens to voters By Mike Smith Huffington Post Blogger Mike Smith Public Affairs, Washington, DC The P...

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales' Open Internet Problem

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Jimmy Wales' failing to take a position on net neutrality -- despite the impact this debate will have on his websites and his business -- is both telling and troubling.

How to Engage Youth in a Post-Obama Presidential Campaign World

HeathCliff Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
HeathCliff Rothman

The What's Your Issue Film Competition is asking young social innovators to make a three-minute video explaining their idea for a project that would address a current national problem.

The Whole Truth, and Nothing but -- Now Open for Negotiation?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

"In the 21st century, can facts matter?" Good question from Mitch Kapor, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, at a UC Berkeley forum last weekend. "How do we make facts matter?

500 Words On 500 Words

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

The word count is on, the clock is ticking, and I'm writing about writing about 500 words. But not about 500 words. Exactly 500. So here goes.

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Denies Site 'losing' thousands of volunteer editors

Telegraph | Emma Barnett, Technology and Digital Media Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The study, conducted by Felipe Ortega at Libresoft, a research group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, analysed the editing history of mor...

The Do Good Web

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Swadeshi means self-sufficiency. It was a key part of Gandhi's strategy to free India from British rule. Today, there's a new kind of swadeshi with online social activism.

What the MSM Gets Wrong About Wikipedia -- and Why

Jimmy Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jimmy Wales

If you follow the news about Wikipedia, even casually, you're probably aware that something is changing. What you probably don't realize is that what you've been led to believe is almost certainly completely wrong.

From Homo Erectus to 'Homo Brandus' ?

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

Tech innovators connect and conspire for a weekend to recharge their batteries and share ideas between gadgethons and power tool drag racing events.

Cindy Adams Takes On Wikipedia

New York Post | Cindy Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wikipedia's chairman and founder Jimmy Wales told me how authoritative is his operation, which is basically sourced by a ragtag assortment of contribu...

YouTube Divorce Video: A New Age In Breaking Up

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Trisha Walsh Smith, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of Philip Smith, president of the Schubert Group (as in, the Schubert Theater), is tired of suffering throu...

Rachel Marsden And Jimmy Wales' Sex Chats And Break-Up E-Mail

Huffington Post via Valleywag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Fox News personality Rachel Marsden recently broke up with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales — but not without sending him a scathing breakup...

New Wikipedia Search Engine Includes A Human Touch

BusinessWeek | Brian Burnsed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jimmy Wales isn't entertaining David-and-Goliath delusions when it comes to battling Google at Internet search. Wales, co-founder of online encycloped...