Bonus: The Lib Dems have just sent pretty much the funniest press release of the election.
Giraffedata, aka software engineer Bryan Henderson, is the sworn enemy of the grammatically awkward phrase “comprised of”. And he deletes it from Wikipedia the old-fashioned way – by hand. Via Medium.
Scientists have found that tracking visits to Wikipedia articles about some diseases can spot when outbreaks are happening.
Attention aux cauchemars.
I am so terrified.
« C’est quoi une K7 ? »
The World’s End and Hot Fuzz star is very much alive and tweeting.
We’ve unleashed a Wikipedia-mining, quiz-making franken-robot on the encyclopedia’s September 2013 current events page. It has plucked out important words and phrase from the 30 event descriptions below, and jumbled them with three plausible(ish) replacements. Can you beat the bot?
“It’s chilling to think that this dangerous misinformation about transgender Americans could be coming from our nation’s Capitol.”
Because, let’s be real, you’re always on Wikipedia anyway.
We’ve unleashed a Wikipedia-mining, quiz-making franken-robot on the encyclopedia’s August 2013 current events page. Without any human intervention, it has plucked out important bits from the 100 event descriptions below, and jumbled them with three plausible(ish) replacements. Can you beat the bot?
“This is how Planet of the Apes started.” Or maybe not.
The internet has gotten a lot less ugly.
The former president based his portraits on photos of famous world leaders (and did a pretty decent job).
Plus “Who said it: Beck or Glenn Beck?”, 5 fitness goals you should be making but aren’t, and could Leo finally win his first Oscar?
People on the parliamentary network are busy editing the encyclopaedia to make MPs and peers look better.
As part of an international initiative to improve coverage of women and the arts, over 100 artists biographies were updated or added to Wikipedia this week. Here’s a few of those women artists.
The classic game is ready for a comeback.
They really never learn.
Comics by Toothpaste For Dinner.
Iran’s whitewashing of Wikipedia provides the first full picture of how the country censors the internet.
The best, strangest articles in the Wiki world, from “sexually active popes” to “people who have lived at airports.”
Avant-garde Internet literature.
The senator blamed plagiarism charges today on “hacks and haters.”
Plus spoooky video of a tick sucking human blood, the 10 most terrifying Wikipedia articles, and 5 cat videos perfectly matched with Lou Reed songs.
You can’t plagiarize a movie plot line, argued the Senator from Kentucky when pressed about a BuzzFeed report.
Another example of the Kentucky Republican seemingly copying parts of a speech verbatim from the online encyclopedia.
How do we know that Rand Paul didn’t write the Wikipedia page for Gattaca?!