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Absolutely Maybe

Wassup, Wikipedia? Oh … wow!

Screenshot of Listen to Wikipedia webpage

It’s one of the world’s most used websites – there are more than 20 billion page views a month. That’s hard to fathom, isn’t it? But right now, don’t try to: just dip into this for a few moments. It’s an audio-visualization of only around 15% of the edits happening right now in the English [...]

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All that glisters is not gold: Quality of Public Domain Chemistry Databases

Shakespeare wrote "All that glisters is not gold" and how right he was. Whether it’s the before and after shots of models who have lost an incredible 10 pounds in just two days on a particular pill, or the couch potato who showed a six pack of abs in just 2 weeks after drinking some [...]

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Information Culture

Wikipedia + Journal articles

The open access publisher PLoS recently announced an innovative type of peer reviewed journal article combining the power of expert review with the accessibility of Wikipedia. “Topic Pages” from the scientific journal PLoS Computational Biology will be peer reviewed articles published in the journal and subsequently added to Wikipedia and subject to the ongoing review [...]

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The Wikipediafication of Fine Art


  Rich Visual Vocabulary A lot of Renaissance art is stuffed with symbols we hardly see now: oh, that orange on the table in Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Wedding? Means sex and money, like a boss. Or before The Fall because it’s not an apple. The single, lit candle? The Holy Spirit. Spheroid mirror with the shadowy [...]

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