News tagged ‘wikipedia’

Monday, 21 May 2012

Monmouth: World's First 'Wikipedia Town'

Monmouth: World's First 'Wikipedia Town'

Known as the 'Monmouthpedia' project, Wikipedia blankets the entire Welsh town with QR codes related to 500 articles penned in 25 languages for visitors to lap up.

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012

Google Maps Losing Out to OpenStreetMap

Google Maps Losing Out to OpenStreetMap

Google Maps may be losing ground to OpenStreetMaps as many major players opt for the latter. This is possibly due to Google's charges for their services.

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica Bids Adieu to Hard Copy

Encyclopaedia Britannica Bids Adieu to Hard Copy

The iconic Encylopaedia Britannica has announced that its 2010 print edition will be the last installment offered in hard copy format. Information from their resources will however still be accessible to users via the online medium.

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012

Wikipedia Protests Against SOPA with Planned Blackout on 18th January

Wikipedia Protests Against SOPA with Planned Blackout on 18th January

Wikipedia joins the list of websites protesting against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), and have decided to take an active stance by suspending access to their English site on 18th January.

Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012

Wikipedia Fundraising Efforts End at US$20 million

Wikipedia Fundraising Efforts End at US$20 million

The Wikimedia Foundation, a non profit that is tasked with running and maintaining the Wikipedia site, has raised a record US$20 million after their recent efforts.

Friday, 7 Oct 2011

Wikipedia Stands Up for Freedom of Speech in Italy

Wikipedia Stands Up for Freedom of Speech in Italy

Wikipedia in Italy stands up to a proposed new law which would severely infringe on the freedom of speech for internet users. The proposed new ruling also undermines the very foundations on which the free encyclopedia was built.

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