Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- Wikipedia may get a facelift in the near future.
The new design promises to to make things easier for our users and introduce simpler editings tools - which should make spreading false information about a subject even easier! You can learn more about the changes that are being planned on their FAQ page.
Friday: October 9, 2009
- Daily Grind: Thankful
Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.
Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.
Stuff to do today:
- Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
- Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
- Facebook = blocked
- For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
- Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
- I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
- Stop making excuses for social networking addiction
Monday: September 21, 2009
- Fifteen of the biggest Wikipedia blunders for your community-edited pleasure.
...and the real lesson to learn here is that anybody can have a fake death sooner or later on Wikipedia.
Monday: August 31, 2009
- Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.
...the program assigns a color code to newly edited text using an algorithm that calculates author reputation from the lifespan of their past contributions. It’s based on a simple concept: The longer information persists on the page, the more accurate it’s likely to be.
Tuesday: August 25, 2009
- Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.
It's intended to provide some additional 'protection' and to 'prevent vandals' from messing with living-person articles, Walsh said. Until approved by the volunteer editor, any changes to such articles will sit invisible to the public on Wikipedia's servers.
Thursday: August 20, 2009
- Wikipedia pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone application.
The Wikipedia application for iPhones is an open-source, first version that the foundation hopes to incrementally upgrade with input from software savants worldwide, according to Walsh.