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Wikipedia is better than Google at tracking flu trends

Wikipedia traffic could be used to provide realtime tracking of flu cases, according to a study published today. John Brownstein, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s computational epidemiology group, along with follow researcher David McIver, has developed an algorithm for pulling daily flu metrics from data on which flu-related terms… 349 more words

Is the United States an Oligarchy?

Click on Telegraph to read the article in the British newspaper.  Is the United States an oligarchy?  Click on Wikipedia, where we are listed as one. 185 more words

Editing Wikipedia While In Library School

Are you a Wikibrarian? I recently became one—a librarian who edits Wikipedia (“the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”)—and I have found the experience rewarding in the extreme. 796 more words


Advertising Blog Single: How HDR live preview works on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Historische Hilfswissenschaften

“History-helping sciences.”

The small differences in the lists of ancillary historical research fields contributed by German and English wikipedia authors are interesting.

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What "Housing" at Wikipedia looks like

Dear Folks,

I’ve got to tell you this. Wikipedia’s Housing page is HORRIBLE!!

Not only the existing content (sorry), but also a huge lack of definition, meaning, history etc. 79 more words


Inspirational video

The true story of Robert Davilla. A sign of the Mercy and forgiveness from One and Only Allah.