Posts tagged ‘wikipedia’

Google Knol Goes Public

As you’ve probably heard, Google Knol launched publicly today. It’s considered a more or less direct competitor to Wikipedia, as it permits anybody to author an…

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The Age of Consent and Catholicism

Tonight I noticed this image go by on Reddit. It accompanies this Wikipedia article on the age of consent. I noticed something interesting. There seems to…

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Clay Shirky and How I Accidentally Broke My Television Habit

If you’ve been on the web in the past week, you’ve probably seen references to Clay Shirky’s terrific talk (or video, if you prefer) at Web…

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Nicholson Baker on Wikipedia

One of my favourite writers, Nicholson Baker, recently wrote an essay on Wikipedia for The New York Review of Books: Wikipedia was the point of convergence…

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Want an Invitation to Qassia?

I’ve been running this Knol blog (though, ironically, Google’s project may actually be called Unipedia) with an occasional post, and paying attention to the space. Today…

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You Know, the Spice Girls Are Liars

I was just inexplicably humming their first hit, “Wanna Be”, which of course features this claim: If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with…

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My New, Spur of the Moment Blog on Google Knol

About six or eight hours ago Yesterday (I lost a day somewhere), Google announced a new project which threatens the balance of expert content creation on…

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The Lovely, Evolutionary Growth of Wikipedia Articles

I periodically contribute to Wikipedia. One of my favourite Wikipedia phenomenon is the seemingly organic growth and distillation of articles, from tiny saplings to towering firs.…

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