Thursday, March 08, 2007

Recent Wikipedia / Wikitruth Coverage.

Wikipedia Mulls Proof Of Credentials
By Thomas Claburn
March 8, 2007

"The point is to make sure that people are being honest with us and with the general public," says Wales on his Wikipedia User Talk page. "If you don't care to tell us that you are a PhD (or that you are not), then that's fine: your editing stands or falls on its own merit. But if you do care to represent yourself as something, you have to be able to prove it." [Go to complete story >>>]

Wikipedia to challenge Google, Yahoo!
Plans to build a search engine
Financial Post
March 8, 2007

Wikia Inc., the commercial counterpart to the non-profit Wikipedia, is aiming to take as much as 5 percent of the lucrative Internet search market, Jimmy Wales said at a news conference in Tokyo. [Go to complete story >>>]

Conservapedia: The Word Says It All
By Rob Mackey
The Lede (NYT blog)
New York Times
March 8, 2007

...some conservatives have given up on Wikipedia and set about building an alternative online encyclopedia they can call their own: Conservapedia.

According to Wired, the Conservapedia project leader, Andrew Schlafly, “started the site in late November 2006 in conjunction with 58 high-school-level, home-schooled students from the New Jersey area”... [Go to the complete story >>>]

Bogus professor resigns as Wiki editor
March 7, 2007

Taking a paying job with Wikia Inc. apparently led to Jordan's unveiling. He has given up that post as well as his volunteer work. [Go to complete story >>>]

Man-Boy Love Advocate Accused of Using Wikipedia to Troll for Interested Parties
by Gilbert Wesley Purdy
Mar 4, 2007
Eye Online

Rookiee's boyloving propensities, it was decided, fell under the category of "sexual preference" and users were not to be discriminated against due to sexual preference. [Go to the complete story >>>]

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