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Social media is a huge channel for false information. News organisations need to wean themselves off it.
Our memory of the twin towers attack has been strengthened by events that happened much later.
Current events can boost our collective memory of past events in predictable ways, finds study.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world?
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Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Research shows that Wikipedia is one of the most read sources of medical information by the general public across the world.
Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
Present and correct.
Economics struggles to explain the explosion of gift models at the heart of our online economy.
More medical experts should contribute to Wikipedia to ensure its health pages are accurate.
The academic medical community largely views Wikipedia with suspicion. But some traditional journals are starting to take the site more seriously – and some journals work very closely with it.
But is it a good thing?
Something wiki this way comes.
Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th birthday, but it's eight years since contributor numbers peaked. What does this tell us about its future?
‘Need more input.’
What does it take to teach an AI how to read natural human languages?
Wikipedia - it’s a work in progress.
That Wikipedia is used for less-than scrupulously neutral purposes shouldn't surprise us - our lack of critical eye that's the real problem.
To understand the wide array of information in today’s world, we need a different kind of literacy. Some researchers call that 'metaliteracy.'
Constantly correcting content – like what you find on Wikipedia – has got people all shook up.
Wikipedia is frequently considered an unacceptable and unreliable source of information. It's also constantly correcting – and isn't that what content should strive to do?
Is that you, Contribsx?
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From Grant Shapps to the Cameronettes, the best and worst of the internet for the last week of #GE2015.
Will the real Grant Shapps please stand up?
Conservative chairman Grant Shapps is accused of sockpuppetry on Wikipedia, but this former Wikipedia admin isn't so sure the evidence stands up.
Wikipedia is coming into the classroom in new ways.
One academic's experience on how Wikipedia can help students become better writers, better researchers and even better thinkers.
Critical mass of editors could help solve the puzzle.
The geography of knowledge has always been uneven. Some people and places have always been more visible and had more voices than others. But the internet seemed to promise something different: a greater…
The majority of edits to Wikipedia are done by volunteers.
Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people…
Some slices are bigger than others.
Wikipedia is often seen as a great equaliser. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collaborate on a seemingly endless range of topics by writing, editing and discussing articles, and uploading images…
No make up on me!
Whilst visiting a national park in North Sulawesi wildlife photographer David Slater had his camera stolen – not by a thief, but by an inquisitive crested black macaque. The resulting selfies are causing…