2018 January

The Financial Times on Whether “Jimbo” Wales can Fix the News

The Financial Times is reporting that Wikipedia founder Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales would like to step in to solve the problem of so-called fake news. According to the article by John Thornhill: He believes that by enabling anybody to publish anything, the internet has undermined the traditional media’s function as the gatekeeper of accepted truth. But just… read more »

McChizzle – Editor of the Honda Ridgeline Wikipedia Page

Jalopnik‘s David Tracy offers great profile on the editor of the Honda Ridgeline’s Wikipedia page in his article  “The Story Behind The Honda Ridgeline’s Wildly, Unusually Detailed Wikipedia Page.” Writes Tracy: Detailed information on intake airflow paths, and the shape and material makeup of the unibody. Data on torque curves and all available paint color… read more »

Honda Ridgeline is Best in Class

Jalopnik‘s David Tracy offers some fascinating WikiHistory in his article “The Story Behind The Honda Ridgeline’s Wildly, Unusually Detailed Wikipedia Page.” Writes Tracy: Detailed information on intake airflow paths, and the shape and material makeup of the unibody. Data on torque curves and all available paint color names. The breakdown of tweeter speakers versus full-range… read more »

Social Justice Warrior is a Minefield

The Outline reviewed the Wikipedia article for “Social Justice Warrior.” Stephen Harrison describes the entry’s inauspicious beginnings: The Wikipedia entry for “Social justice warrior” has struggled since its ugly beginning. On September 28, 2014, a Wikipedia editor named Equality not Feminism created the original three line entry: “Social Justice Warriors, commonly referred to as as [sic] SJWs, are people… read more »

Justin Knapp – koavf – Top 10 Wikipedian

Priceonomics has a fascinating profile on “The Most Prolific Editor on Wikipedia.” Justin Anthony Knapp edits as the user koavf. Knapp is no longer the most prolific editor as of January 2018, as his position has been usurped by Sir Amantio di Nicolao. Still, knapp’s 1,843,600 edits is nothing to sneeze at. The Priceonomics piece chronicles… read more »

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