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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 18 December, 2014

#Wikipedia

# wikipedia - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From The Score NFL player denies Wikipedia’s claims he’s dead He's Alive

NFL player denies Wikipedia’s claims he’s dead

Emmanuel Sanders is alive and getting kicked.

# wikipedia - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Nadia Forde’s brand new Wikipedia page has already been tampered with Citation Needed

# wikipedia - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 creepy Wikipedia pages that’ll keep you awake tonight I Want To Believe

13 creepy Wikipedia pages that’ll keep you awake tonight

It takes all sorts to make a world. All sorts.

# wikipedia - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Google has removed links to this criminal’s Wikipedia page

Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

# wikipedia - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From Business ETC Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie War Has Begun

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

# wikipedia - Friday 25 April, 2014

From The Score Insults on Hillsborough Wikipedia page ‘traced to British government computers’ JFT96

Insults on Hillsborough Wikipedia page ‘traced to British government computers’

Anonymous alterations were made from computers on a secure intranet, the Liverpool Echo reported.

# wikipedia - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism Chancers

15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism

Distorting reality, one edit at a time.

From The Daily Edge This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland Wiki

This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland

Yes, Ballindangan is a pretty special place.

# wikipedia - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Jesus Christ named the number one “historical meme” One Popular Guy

Jesus Christ named the number one “historical meme”

Justin Bieber is all the way down at number 8,633. Thank GOD.

# wikipedia - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thon’ tries to increase representation of women there

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

# wikipedia - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Score There’s something not quite right about this Irish football team Wikipedia entry Joke

There’s something not quite right about this Irish football team Wikipedia entry

Is this an attempt to psych out the Swedes tonight?

# wikipedia - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman’s* Wikipedia entry, ever? Paragraph

Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman’s* Wikipedia entry, ever?

*Ok, Adrian Carton de Wiart is not exactly Irish, but he’s got our blood in him. And he sounds like quite a guy.

# wikipedia - Friday 14 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia Bizarropedia

The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia

Penis panic anyone?

# wikipedia - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish Gaeilge This post contains images

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

# wikipedia - Saturday 5 January, 2013

From Business ETC Trouble ahead for Wikipedia over loss of editors – study Uh Oh

Trouble ahead for Wikipedia over loss of editors – study

Authors of the study believe it is the site’s own rules that is impacting contributor numbers.

# wikipedia - Friday 28 December, 2012

The 10 most-read Wikipedia entries of 2012

A social media site was the topic most people wanted to look up. But which one was it?

# wikipedia - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge It’s official: Ireland is a Third World country* Bad News

It’s official: Ireland is a Third World country*

*But it’s probably not what you think.

# wikipedia - Monday 25 June, 2012

Wikipedia founder starts campaign to stop student being extradited to US

The 24-year-old student faces up to 10 years in prison for setting up a website called TVShack, which linked to television shows.

# wikipedia - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge End of an era: Encyclopaedia Britannica stops print run after 244 years Encyclopaedia

End of an era: Encyclopaedia Britannica stops print run after 244 years

The 32-volume print edition will be no more: once the current stock of printed books is exhausted, it’s going digital-only.

# wikipedia - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?

Paul Quigley, co-founder of a site which tracks the sharing of news stories through social media, warns that changes in Irish legislation could shut down any site that ‘interacts’ with the internet.

# wikipedia - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite ‘Irish Facts without Wikipedia’ Nonsense This post contains images

Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite ‘Irish Facts without Wikipedia’

The #irishfactsaboutwikipedia hashtag has been trending worldwide this afternoon. Here’s our country’s revised history.

From Business ETC Here’s how to access Wikipedia during its 24-hour blackout Still Available

Here’s how to access Wikipedia during its 24-hour blackout

How to get around its internet blackout, if you want…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From Business ETC Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation Offline

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

# wikipedia - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Wikipedia joins ‘internet blackout’ protest against SOPA

The future of the controversial bill SOPA looks uncertain after White House criticism, but the protest is going ahead.

# wikipedia - Monday 9 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Wikifail: Vatican uses Wikipedia for profiles of new cardinals Vatican

Wikifail: Vatican uses Wikipedia for profiles of new cardinals

A spokesman later clarified that the biographies that had been sent to journalists were unofficial and had been issued in haste.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# wikipedia - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

From Business ETC Wikipedia raises €15m in annual fundraising drive Wikipedia

Wikipedia raises €15m in annual fundraising drive

More than one million people worldwide contributed to the world’s leading online encyclopedia.

# wikipedia - Friday 5 August, 2011

From Business ETC Wikipedia is losing contributors, says its founder WikiLosses

Wikipedia is losing contributors, says its founder

Administrators of the Internet’s fifth most visited website are working to simplify the way users can contribute and edit material.

# wikipedia - Thursday 28 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Wikipedia editors scramble to repair superinjunction breaches Gagged

Wikipedia editors scramble to repair superinjunction breaches

Users on the free-to-edit encyclopaedia edit the articles of people alleged to have been involved in extramarital affairs.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.