Wikipedia in the news
China's partial block removal
Coverage continues of China's partial block removal (See last week's Signpost article). The Globe and Mail provides coverage including an explanation of how China's "blocking is not uniform across the country." International Freedom of Expression Exchange ("IFEX") noted that "RSF took the opportunity to hail the courage of the people in charge of Wikipedia who ... refused to yield to the Chinese government's censorship requests." The Australian subsidiary, Australian IT, provided similar coverage quoting Andrew Lih and RSF.
Citizendium coverage expands - compared to Wikipedia
Wikipedia continues to be covered as part of the launch of Citizendium. Coverage of Citizendium has accelerated with this week's coverage represented by the following articles:
- The Independent - Wikipedia founder signs up academics for rival site
- Financial Times - Wikipedia founder plans rival
- Belfast Telegraph - Do we need a more reliable online encyclopedia than Wikipedia? (comprehensive coverage with graphics)
- CBC News - Wikipedia co-founder launches rival online encyclopedia
- CNET news - Wikipedia co-founder plans 'expert' rival
- Macworld - Wikipedia co-founder to launch competing project
- Time Magazine - What's Next (blurb)
Wikipedia as a source
- The American Institute of Physics referenced readers to Wikipedia article, Digital micromirror device, in its Physics News Update.
- Wikipedia is again (prior mention) referenced as a source for background information on historical events in University of Pittsburgh School of Law's journal, The Jurist.
- Silver Chips Online, the online newspaper of Montgomery Blair High School documents the increased use of Wikipedia by high school students in its article, Turned off by other resources, Blazers turn to Wikipedia
- The Guardian makes a small, although sarcastic, reference to Wikipedia in Diary by Jon Henley, which mentions the M25 motorway article and that it was written for free.