Thu, 31/05/2007 - 09:04
Jimmy Wales, the founder of the phenomenally successful online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, plans to launch a search engine to rival Google by the end of this year, reports the Telegraph.
He has already launched Wikia, a company he hopes to use as a launchpad for an "open, thoughtful" search engine - one which he says will be...
Wed, 07/02/2007 - 09:00
Last month the history faculty at Middlebury College, a small, high-minded, high-priced institution in woody Vermont, voted to ban undergraduates from citing Wikipedia in their research papers. Writing in the Guardian, John Sutherland asks if the site is just for lazy students, or is really at the forefront of an academic revolution.