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Deepak Chopra and the Future of Wikipedia (VIDEO)

Sam Slovick | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

Wikipedia Founder Stands Behind Student Wanted For Copyright Offenses

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

Associated Press LONDON -- The founder of Wikipedia has called on British officials to block the extradition of a 24-year-old British student wante...

Wikipedia Founder: We Don't Want 'Dusty' Encyclopedias 'On The Shelf'

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.27.2012 | Technology

LAGOS, Nigeria — The man who helped create the online reference Wikipedia said Tuesday that the end of Encyclopaedia Britannica's print run show...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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: We're Losing Contributors

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

HAIFA, Israel — Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is written entirely by volunteers and allows anyone to edit its entries, is losing contr...

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'

techcrunch.com | 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?

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?