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The Swedish Embassy with the University of South Africa is inviting the public to write articles or biographies on local women whom they think excel in their fields. The works will then be published on one of the most popular online encyclopedia’s-Wikipedia. To tell us more, we’re now joined by Karin Hernmarck Ahliny from the Embassy of Sweden as well as Bobby Shabangu from WikimediaZA.
http://www.ted.com Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled “a ragtag band of volunteers,” gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.
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The Funniest Wikipedia Edits By Internet Vandals
With so much fake news floating around these days, it’s difficult to know just who and what to believe. While Wikipedia is usually a solid source of factual information, from time to time people slip some alternative facts in there too. From Charlie Sheen being half man, half cocaine to American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky being a humanoid evolution spawned in the bowels of Poseidon, you never can be too sure if what you’re reading is 100% truth.
Luckily, these changes don’t stay for long and are spotted by moderators before they even see the light of day. To illustrate how crazy some of these hijackings (or at least attempts) have been, I collected this list of the funniest acts of Wikipedia vandalism caught on screenshot.