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WikiNuggets, Vol.1

Tim Mattingly | Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

I would know a whole lot less if Wikipedia didn't exist. A day rarely passes by without something piquing my interest and then suddenly I'm learning all about the mating rituals of porpoises.

WATCH: Burning Books As Art

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Julian Baggini is a writer and philosopher who has just released a video called Bibliocide, of him burning his old set of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. ...

How Does the Community Get Consensus to Make an Edit on a Wikipedia Page?

Quora | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Hardy, Wikipedian since 2002 The overwhelming majority of edits never get discussed. There ...

Get Those Encyclopaedias While You Can

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

CHICAGO — It turns out all Encyclopaedia Britannica had to do to breathe new life into the sale of its print edition was to kill it. Since Brit...

Lila Shapiro

Last Of A Dying Breed: Former Encyclopedia Britannica Salesman Mourns End Of Print

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

On Wednesday, Myron Taxman, one of the world's last door-to-door Encyclopedia Britannica salesmen, received a flurry of phone calls and emails from hi...

Loss of a Wordly Friend

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Lauren Ashburn

Call me old-fashioned, but I am waxing nostalgic for one of my first loves: Encyclopaedia Britannica. After publishing 244 years worth of page-turning picturesque presentations, its print run is over.

Encyclopaedia Britannica To Cease Print Edition After 244 Years

Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

"The Encyclopaedia Britannica", the world's most famous print encyclopedia, has announced that after 244 years in print, it is no longer going to make...

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 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?

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...

Google Develops Wikipedia Rival

Wall Street Journal | SCOTT MORRISON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google Inc. is taking aim at popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia with a new service that will let users write authoritative entries on subjects they...