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"Wikipedia Loves Art, the name being a play off Valentine's Day, is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest among museums and cultural institutions worldwide, and aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles. The event is planned to run for the whole month of February 2009. Although there are planned events at each location, you can go on your own at any time during the month..."
Some people think it's a bad idea to rely on the Internet for research or communication because it's a dangerous place where hackers or others with sinister motives can easily wreak havoc with the truth. That charge is sometimes leveled at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
"...Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia anyone can edit, celebrates its seventh birthday today. Founded on January 15, 2001, Wikipedia has become one of the world's ten most visited websites, and the fastest growing, most current, and largest encyclopedia ever created. Currently, the website has nine million articles in over two hundred and fifty languages. It is collaboratively written by volunteers from around the world..."
While you can quickly find an article about a particular topic using Wikipedia's search capabilities, there are other ways to explore Wikipedia that break away from the traditional search box approach. Indywiki is a good example of a tool that tries to rethink the way we search and browse information in Wikipedia.
Sebastian Dziallas and I sat down last weekend at the 2010 Frontiers in Education conference with a group of professors from the Teaching Open Source community. "What are the biggest blockers that you're facing in doing this,"
Did you know that it's possible to view the content of the biggest and most widely used online encyclopedia without the need for Internet connectivity? That's right, Wikipedia, with over 10 million articles in 253 languages can be viewed offline in your Linux box anytime, anywhere.
"Encyclopædia Britannica, the authoritative reference book first published in 1768, is to let readers edit its entries, Jorge Cauz, its president said Friday, as it battles to keep pace with online Internet encyclopedia projects like Wikipedia..." -- NB: Internet encyclopedias should promote free formats ;)
"Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia created and edited by the masses, is picking up its St. Petersburg, Fla., roots and replanting them in San Francisco, where it plans to grow its operation..."