Monthly Archives: March 2011

More activity on QR codes for wikipedia

The suggestion of using QR codes to link to wikipedia articles has been around for a while. They provide a solution to providing people with the wikipedia article they want even when they are not quite sure what to search … Continue reading

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Wikipedia gendergap part 2:Wikipe-tan

So while activity appears to be dying down in other areas the question of what to do about Wikipe-tan has heated up. Okey so first things first what is a “Wikipe-tan”. Strictly speaking Wikipe-tan is a moe personification of Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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Maps of Museums on Wikipedia

The problem of larger scale mapping at least within areas with high levels of internet usage appears to have largely been solved by open street maps. And probably far faster and better than most people would have expected. Mapping museums … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Churnalism

Churnalism is defined at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churnalism But if you haven’t read Nick Davies’s book Flat Earth News I would recomend doing so. But how does wikipedia stand against charges of churnalism? To some extent it is hard to argue otherwise. Our … Continue reading

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Wikipedia gendergap part 1

Hmm the title suggests there will be a part 2. Is that misleading? We shall see. The debates over the gender gap issue have largely dropped to the level of background noise by wikipedia standards. The mailing list carries on … Continue reading

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