Defense Department Computer Used to Edit Rehtaeh Parsons' Wiki Page

A new report reveals that a computer at the Canadian Department of National Defence may have been used to edit a Wikipedia page about Rehtaeh Parsons. The page was edited to say Parsons had engaged in consensual sex at a party where a classmate took a photo of her being penetrated. Parsons' parents have maintained… » 2/10/15 1:45pm 2/10/15 1:45pm

Here Are the 100 Wikipedia Articles that Have Been Edited the Most

FiveThirtyEight put together a neato chart of the 100 most edited Wikipedia articles—the segments of human life that, for some reason or other, have inspired the most meticulous care, the most nitpicking, the most sabotage. It's really interesting to see what stuff you guys choose to obsessively argue about. » 5/30/14 7:45pm 5/30/14 7:45pm

Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day

All the way back in 1842, when humans still spent all their time huddled around in the dark, gnawing on potatoes and reveling in abject confusion (basically), brilliant genius Ada Lovelace penned the world's first computer program. Nowadays, Ada Lovelace is a women-in-STEM hero; annually, we honor her and celebrate… » 10/11/13 12:30pm 10/11/13 12:30pm

Wikipedia Is Quietly Moving Women Off Their American Novelist Page

If you go to Wikipedia's page for American Novelists, you might notice something strange: Of the first 100 authors listed, only a small handful of them are women. You could potentially blame this on the fact that there simply are more famous male authors than there are female (a-whole-nother can of worms), but the… » 4/25/13 3:30pm 4/25/13 3:30pm

Wikipedia's Editors Are 91 Percent Male Because Citations Are Stored in…

Wikipedia, the collaborative encyclopedia that's edited by you (if you're a dude), me (if I were a dude), and all the dudes you know, launched in 2001 and quickly became the place to find quick info on pretty much any topic under the sun. Remember writing research papers before Wikipedia? Man, we were all such chumps… » 1/25/13 11:30am 1/25/13 11:30am

Why Are These Cats and Dogs Saddled With Student Loan Debt, Barack…

Announcement, announcement: I've found the best thing on the internet. I know you weren't expecting this today, a day that started like any other for you, but facts are facts and don't try to fight it because today is the day you discover Wikipedia's List of animals with fraudulent diplomas. Rejoice! » 10/17/12 10:25am 10/17/12 10:25am

Where Are All the Women of Wikipedia?

Studies have shown that the Wikipedia editor gender gap — women make up only 13 percent of the site's contributors, according to a 2011 New York Times survey, and even less according to the most recent Wikipedia Editor Survey — directly influences the lack of notable women with well-researched biographies (or often… » 9/24/12 1:45pm 9/24/12 1:45pm

Wikipedia Invites Users to Debate Whether 'Pro-Life' Is Really a Thing

Wikipedia, your #1 source for last minute bullshit college paper filler, is opening up an important question to its pedantic but knowledgable male contributors, a question that could actually have some long lasting impact on the way we talk about abortion: what, exactly, should we call the two sides in the abortion… » 4/23/12 1:00pm 4/23/12 1:00pm

Encyclopaedia Britannica Dies Under Its Own Massive, Printed Weight

Alas, yet another sign that yet another era is ending. The New York Times is reporting that after 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. While it's easy to imagine that we'll survive just fine without it—in this age of Wiki everything—we also know that life will never be the same. Now… » 3/13/12 9:00pm 3/13/12 9:00pm