Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that “powers” Wikipedia) was interviewed last week at ALIA’s 6th New Librarians Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. Richard Fidler from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation conducted the interview. An audio podcast of the conversation is now available online. Stream online or download (mp3).
By Charles Cooper: First it was Foursquare. And then Apple. Now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia’s decision, announced in a blog post, is likely to raise more questions about the company’s decision to charge so-called high-volume users of its Maps APIs, which formerly were free. In March, Google started [...]
A new plug-in for use with Wikipedia data named “Swipe” will be demonstrated at the WWW conference next month. Until then, here’s some reading and viewing material about the technology. You have to wonder if Wolfram|Alpha is working on something similar utilizing their database? From New Scientist: Called Swipe – loosely short for “searching Wikipedia [...]
From the Wikimedia Blog: This week we pushed several new and updated design changes to our beta. We hope these changes will provide a more professional look and a better experience for you. These include changes to the footer, a cleaner design for revealing and hiding sections, and a revamped full-screen search experience. The mechanism [...]