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Beefeater vandalism, Jimbo interview, and more
Tower of London Beefeaters vandalize Wikipedia
British tabloid The Sun and the Associated Press report that Wikipedia vandalism was part of a campaign to bully and intimidate Moira Cameron, the first woman to join the Beefeaters, the ceremonial guards of the Tower of London. The Sun reports that two Beefeaters were suspended in connection with the bullying and a third is being investigated, and that "One suspect was cautioned by police after Moira's entry in online encyclopedia Wikipedia was tampered with."
Jimmy Wales on what's next
Silicon.com features an interview with Jimmy Wales, "Exclusive: Jimmy Wales on what's next for Wikipedia: Why Wikipedia needs geeks and why a life unplugged is unthinkable", covering the problems and potential of Wikipedia, for-profit collaborative projects, how the economy is changing, and more. Wales observes about Wikipedia:
Sometimes what happens in certain controversial articles is the style of the article goes downhill, even as the quality of the content is improving.
Boston Review on The Wikipedia Revolution
Journalist Evgeny Morozov, who researches the political effects of the Internet, has a wide-ranging review of Andrew Lih's The Wikipedia Revolution entitled "Edit This Page: Is it the end of Wikipedia?" in the Boston Review. Beyond the book itself, Morozov focuses on recent research and journalism that points to the challenges Wikipedia faces in building on its past success. The article also features a lively comments section full of diverse viewpoints.
- The Silicon Alley Insider features Larry Sanger as one of "Tech's Forgotten Co-Founders".
- Satirical news publication The Onion mentions that Wikipedia is "ushering in a golden age of Holocaust revisionism", seen in its news ticker during this unrelated video report.
- The Chicago Tribune compares Wikipedia with Encyclopedia Britannica.
- LiveScience reviews the issue of Wikipedia's accuracy based on some of the more prominent surveys and journalism on the topic.
- BoingBoing reports that the menu for a restaurant in Massachusetts features "Beef Brisket in Wikipedia Flavor".