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Why I Donated a Toilet to Wikipedia

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

This time I'm supporting Wikimedia Foundation by donating a toilet to their headquarters. It's for their gender-neutral bathroom, and it's my third donated latrine.

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.

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

Wikipedia Wants To Take On Travel Sites

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology

After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica published its last print edition in May, marking the end of the venerable 32-volume set. The probable cul...

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...

Wikipedia Porn Purge Sparks Dispute Over Adult Images

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A dispute over sexually explicit content on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons is growing in the wake of allegations that the sites are hosting and distr...

The Brooklyn Museum's Copyright Project

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Melber

The Brooklyn Museum understands that the public better served, when it allows its collection to be reproduced, remixed and disseminated in as many (non-commercial) ways as possible.

Two German Killers Demanding Anonymity Sue Wikipedia's Parent

New York Times | John Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wolfgang Werlé and Manfred Lauber became infamous for killing a German actor in 1990. Now they are suing to force Wikipedia to forget them....