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From TheJournal.ie These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017 In The News

These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017

An Irish Wikipedian was among those who compiled a detailed list.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia's community is 85% male, and founder Jimmy Wales isn't sure how to fix it Interview

Wikipedia's community is 85% male, and founder Jimmy Wales isn't sure how to fix it

The Wikipedia team has tried to bring that ratio down since 2014 – but to no avail.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win Trump Bump

Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win

TheJournal.ie sat down with Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, who was in Dublin this week for Internet Day.

All the photos on the Wikipedia page for 'Irish cuisine' are beyond grim

We, as a nation, can do better.

From TheJournal.ie Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research Credible Source

Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research

A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia Clamp Down

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia

No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Burger King advert tricked into telling customers the food contains 'cyanide' and 'rat meat' Whopper Mistake This post contains videos

Burger King advert tricked into telling customers the food contains 'cyanide' and 'rat meat'

The interactive ad voice-activates the google search on a phone but pranksters edited the Whopper’s wikipedia entry.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references Infowars

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references

A spokesperson for the Daily Mail said it had “banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability”.

13 weird and wonderful things on Wikipedia

A neverending treasure trove.

There was a hilarious caption war on this Wikipedia photo of an 'indifferent penguin'

“We cannot reliably verify the mind of the penguin as indifferent.”

13 of the greatest edits in the history of Irish Wikipedia

Gags, real stories… Irish Wiki has it all.

12 celebrities with absolutely preposterous 'personal life' Wikipedia sections

The *best* part of a celebrity’s Wikipedia.

11 reasons to be thankful that Wikipedia exists

It’s the website’s fifteenth birthday today.

From TheJournal.ie You might not think it but Wikipedia is 15 years old now From A To Z

You might not think it but Wikipedia is 15 years old now

The online encyclopedia first arrived in 2001 and is now one of the visited sites in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia's newest editors aren't even human Spot The Difference

Wikipedia's newest editors aren't even human

The new AI system will spot errors to help reduce the workload for its human editors.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments Photography

Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments

These 10 images won the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

From TheJournal.ie You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles Q-tip

You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles

Should you have a long journey ahead and need to pass the time.

From TheJournal.ie The world's biggest photo competition is returning to Ireland National Monuments

The world's biggest photo competition is returning to Ireland

And it wants your images.

9 of the best excerpts from Irish celebrities' Wikipedia pages

A lot of gems in here.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia's longest-lived hoax has finally been outed Gotcha

Wikipedia's longest-lived hoax has finally been outed

You just can’t believe anyone these days.

From The42 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.

Nadia Forde's brand new Wikipedia page has already been tampered with

She’s a snake charmer, you say?

13 creepy Wikipedia pages that'll keep you awake tonight

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

From TheJournal.ie Google has removed links to this criminal’s Wikipedia page Vow Of Privacy

Google has removed links to this criminal’s Wikipedia page

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

From TheJournal.ie 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…

From The42 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.

15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism

Distorting reality, one edit at a time.

This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland

Yes, Ballindangan is a pretty special place.

Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"

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

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there Edit

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.

From The42 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?

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.

The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia

Penis panic anyone?

From TheJournal.ie 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’?

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most-read Wikipedia entries of 2012 Wikipedia

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?

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

*But it’s probably not what you think.

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