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Jimmy Wales: 'I'm Wikipedia's monarch'

RSA 2013 The RSA conference usually has some off-topic keynotes at the end of the day and this year was no exception, with Jimbo Wales popping in to explain how the UK's Royal Family aren't the only Wales' to wear a crown. He explained that while the bulk of the work on Wikipedia was done by 100,000 unpaid volunteers, they were …
Iain Thomson, 28 Feb 2013
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Masochists add Jimbo Wales to every webpage

A sadistic add-on developer is offering a Google Chrome extension that slaps those solipsistic Jimbo Wales Wikipedia banner ads on every other website across the net. And masochists are rapidly installing the thing. Since the extension debuted over the weekend, installs have topped 3,000. "I love it!!!" said one masochist. " …
Cade Metz, 25 Nov 2010
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Jimbo Wales exiles 'porn' from Wikiland

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has launched a sweeping crusade against "pornographic images" hosted on the Wikimedia Commons, sparking the deletion of hundreds of images that "appeal solely to prurient interests." Deleted files include photographs as well as graphics of genitalia and sexual acts, and they span …
Cade Metz, 9 May 2010
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Jimbo Wales: No one can make money from Wikipedia...

A longtime Wikipedia admin has been caught editing the online encyclopedia in exchange for cash. But the Wikicult can't decide if that's a problem. Earlier this week, someone noticed a post to an online job marketplace where an entrenched Wikifiddler was advertising his Wikiservices. "Besides technical writing, I also am an …
Cade Metz, 12 Jun 2009
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Wikipedia lets Creative Commons into its heart

Yes, Wikipedia is moving to a Creative Commons license. After a vote by its Board of Trustees and its community at large, the Wikimedia Foundation has announced that its projects will move their primary licensing from the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) to the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License (CC-BY-SA). …
Cade Metz, 22 May 2009
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Jimmy Wales to chair World Economic Forum on the Middle East

Jimmy Wales is set to co-chair the annual World Economic Forum on the Middle East, an event billed as "the foremost global gathering of political, business and cultural leaders." The Wikipedia co-founder will chair the event alongside Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, chairman of Bahrain's Ithmaar Bank; Mohammed Alshaya, executive …
Cade Metz, 8 Apr 2008
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Why would someone toss $1.35m at Wikipedia?

Updated There's little doubt that anyone with the time and the inclination can overhaul at least a few Wikipedia entries to suit their personal ambitions. All they need is the right friends. Or a little pillow talk. The question is, could someone overhaul the entire encyclopedia? Over the past two years, one man has donated or "lined …
Cade Metz, 18 Mar 2008
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Why you should care that Jimmy Wales ignores reality

Comment Even if the colonel were disobeying a Twenty-seventh Air Force order by making you fly more missions, you'd still have to fly them, or you'd be guilty of disobeying an order of his. And then the Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters would really jump on you. - Catch-22 Late last year, in the wake of our story on Wikipedia, …
Cade Metz, 6 Mar 2008
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Ex-Wikipedia staffer harpoons Wales over expenses

A former employee of the Wikimedia Foundation has taken Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales to task over the way he handled his expenses. On Saturday morning, the very public breakup of Wales and former Fox News pundit Rachel Marden sparked a blog post from onetime foundation exec Danny Wool. "At one point, [Wales] owed the …
Cade Metz, 5 Mar 2008

Jimbo Wales dumps lover on Wikipedia

On one level, it's an encyclopedia. On another, it's The Comedy of Errors. Over the weekend, in response to a story from Valleywag, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales used the world's most popular online encyclopedia as a means of dumping his girlfriend - onetime Fox News pundit Rachel Marsden. Marsden responded by …
Cade Metz, 3 Mar 2008
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Wikipedia ruled by 'Lord of the Universe'

Exclusive Think of it as Wikipedia’s police department hotline. The "encyclopedia anyone can edit" includes a page where you can instantly alert the site’s brain trust to foul play. It’s called the "Conflict of Interest Noticeboard." If you suspect someone has rigged the system, using the encyclopedia to push their own agenda, this is …
Cade Metz, 6 Feb 2008

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