Facebook’s Popularity And Privacy Policy During The Past Year
Dec29

Facebook’s Popularity And Privacy Policy During The Past Year

Facebook over the past year was the most popular article on Wikipedia, the most searched term in the U.S., and the most criticized social network in terms of privacy policy that involved its recently acquired photo-sharing service Instagram. The world’s largest social networking company was so popular that German Archbishop Robert Zollitsch quipped if Jesus still lives today, he will join both Facebook and micro-blogging platform...

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Facebook Is Top Wikipedia Article Of The Year
Dec29

Facebook Is Top Wikipedia Article Of The Year

Ever wondered what is the most popular article on Wikipedia is based on page views for 2012? Johan Gunnarsson has you covered. According to data compiled and released by the Swedish software engineer, “Facebook” was the most visited page on English Wikipedia for the whole year. In number two comes “Wiki” and number three is “Deaths in 2012”. Fourth on the list is “One Direction” and completing the top five is “The Avengers (2012...

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Jimmy Wales Bombards UK’s Communications Data Bill, Will Encrypt Wikipedia
Sep07

Jimmy Wales Bombards UK’s Communications Data Bill, Will Encrypt Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia – the world’s largest free online encyclopedia, has charged UK government officials of engaging draconian programs to monitor cyberspace. “It is not the sort of thing I’d expect from a western democracy. It is the kind of thing I would expect from the Iranians or the Chinese and it would be detected immediately by the internet industry,” said Wales in the long deliberations, where he...

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Wikipedia Outage Hits Millions of Users
Aug07

Wikipedia Outage Hits Millions of Users

Wikipedia crashed worldwide on Monday, which left millions of online users in the dark why they could not access its website. The online encyclopedia’s non-profit charitable organization, popularly known as Wikimedia, tweeted on its Twitter account that Wikipedia experienced technical problems and its engineering team worked hard to find a solution. Wikipedia, the organization’s flagship project, posted a status update on its website...

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Curtains Fall For Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Version
Mar15

Curtains Fall For Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Version

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, the iconic stalwart of world knowledge, has finally called it quits for its printed version. The information manuals, as they may have been but never referred to, adorned middle to upper class homes where families bought them to create a picture of prestige and learnedness. However, Encyclopaedia Britannica has been in trouble for a long time now. The company thrived on monopolizing information, something...

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