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Technology to the Endangered Language Rescue?

Alissa Stern | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Alissa Stern

As the second in this series looking at what's working to help endangered and threatened languages, we address technology: what kind of technologies are being used, which can empower people to take action, and which are having an impact on the numbers of speakers.


Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.18.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Now, let us draw the obvious analogy. Newspapers today (and television news) are very much produced as was the Encyclopedia Britannica - by a small group of editors and expert contributors. The Encyclopedia Britannica, you will note, stopped publishing in 2010. Newspapers, no doubt, will not be far behind.

The Year's Most Popular Wikipedia Articles

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.28.2012 | Technology

December means an onslaught of year-end lists from tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and so on, all trying to put a finger on what made customers ...

All Wikipedia Ends In Philosophy, Literally

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Everything is about philosophy, in the end -- at least on Wikipedia. If you click the first (non-italicized) term of nearly any Wikipedia entry, e...

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...

Blood Libel Wikipedia Entry Hacked

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Well, that didn't take long. Earlier this afternoon the Wikipedia entry for "blood libel," the word on the tip of everyone's tongue today after Sarah...

Tracking the Progress of the White House Open Government Directive

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

As the new year beckons, there are more ways for the citizens of the United States of America to provide feedback to their federal government than perhaps there ever have been in its history.

Wikileaks Insider To Publish Tell All Memoir | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, this week denied bail over sexual assault allegations, with Amazon banning his site from its servers and finances sq...

Video: Crowd-Sourced Journalism at The Washington Post: "The Community Knows More than We Do"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LOS ANGELES -- Crowd-sourced journalism at the Washington Post, which has taken the form of wiki's around amateur sports and Washington politics, will...

Wookieepedia: The Wiki For Wookies (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Have you ever wished you could find out what plants are native to the Wookiee's home planet, Kashyyyk, but wanted to read about it in your native Wook...

The Most Surprising Wikipedia Controversies Of All Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Cuteness? Vikings? These entries are so controversial that Wiki has had to lay down the LOCK law and block the pages from being changed. We've ...

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.

It's Time for a Wiki White House

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

On January 20, the Bush administration's stodgy, wheezing version of will be carted off to the National Archives in its entirety, leaving precisely no legacy -- and no limits.

Can Netroots Entertainers Galvanize Youth Vote?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If the financial market doesn't implode first, the media may just explode in anticipation of the VP debate. Are expectations so low at this point that Sarah Palin wins just by showing up and sounding intelligent?

Announcing The Launch Of The Voter Suppression Wiki -- Learn, Report, Act

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

What about the votes that don't count? What about the systematic attempts to erect barriers between voters and the ballot box? What about voter suppression?