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Old 25-04-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

The founder of Wikipedia has launched a new site called "Wikitribune", to bring journalists and volunteers together, with a view to fighting "fake news" and to offer a source of news that the general public can depend on, in order to keep informed about what is going on in the world around us

Don't know if it will be as good as they hope it will be, but I'm guessing it will certainly take off regardless.

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Old 25-04-2017, 05:00 PM   #2
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I'm really glad to see this happening. Wikipedia is really proof of a way forward with digital media that isn't controlled by the same old gate keepers. Very cool.

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Old 25-04-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

Fuck books, and now - fuck news. Jimmy Wales can have all of my $ now

I landed on an error page there but I'm sure they'll get that squared away

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Old 25-04-2017, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

Yeah..there's not really all that much to see there at the mo..but if that green/blue bar across the top of the page is anything to go by, then they're about 1/5 of the way there raising funds to get this off the ground..with the best part of a month to still to go.

The "supports" number has grown by nearly 1000 since I made my first post about it here..not that that's got anything to with it..just saying.

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Old 25-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #5
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Re: Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

Great, be interesting to see how it unfolds and develops. Usually a lot of media is biased towards a particular political party or agenda.
Anyway, in my view, anything that hammers Murdoch is fantastic news in my book!

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Great, be interesting to see how it unfolds and develops. Usually a lot of media is biased towards a particular political party or agenda.
Anyway, in my view, anything that hammers Murdoch is fantastic news in my book!
I swear the most annoying thing at the moment is just everything being branded "fake news". Infuriating that people can say this for things they simply disagree with - cognitive dissonance to the extreme. Agree with the Murdoch comment though. All editors have views, but this bloke has simply too much power.
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I'm really glad to see this happening. Wikipedia is really proof of a way forward with digital media that isn't controlled by the same old gate keepers. Very cool.
Meh... Best way Wikipedia could fight fake news is to find a way to resolve their decade long bot war once and for all...

And pretty ironic too that Wikimedia would be a solution to fake news...

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Oh wow I can't wait to see what will uhm... percolate through. Buttblood, I suspect.

It will be interesting.
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Re: Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

Personally, I've been moving away from Wikipedia over the last several months.
Just do an advanced search for "alternatives to wikipedia" or "wikipedia alternatives" or "best wikipedia alternatives".

Thus far, one of the best one's I've found is Everipedia.

Wikipedia went downhill when they mandated every entry be sited to a pre-printed article elsewhere. That just doesn't work for music genres or other real life categories. Also, there are now full-time self-appointed wikipedia "experts" who basically just censor the living daylights out of wikipedia and get off on it. Also, wikipedia has become overrun with corporate advertisements and product placements.

If you need science and math, it's ok, but there are other good resources out there.

The known trend is, DONT USE MAINSTREAM SOURCES... THEY EVENTUALLY GET TAKEN OVER AND WATERED DOWN TO CORPORATE PISS.
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Re: Wikipedia Founder Launches New Site

Thanks great, thanks for the info. May become a great way to support media you trust. Curious to see where it goes.
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this is going to turn into a huge battlefield of arguments. i cant wait to get in the thick of it and wind people up

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reading through this a bit more and it seems you have to pay to get involved, despite pushing itself as being free :/
it will flop

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reading through this a bit more and it seems you have to pay to get involved, despite pushing itself as being free :/
it will flop
My understanding was you had the option to become a supporter and pay..otherwise the service would be free. Must double-check that.

Edit: Yeah..it says on their site that the service will always bee free...ad free and no paywall. If you want to help support them, then they offer "subscriptions" which basically gives you the option of becoming someone who gives something on a regular basis to help keep the serve running.

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My understanding was you had the option to become a supporter and pay..otherwise the service would be free. Must double-check that.

Edit: Yeah..it says on their site that the service will always bee free...ad free and no paywall. If you want to help support them, then they offer "subscriptions" which basically gives you the option of becoming someone who gives something on a regular basis to help keep the serve running.
i get the impression that if you dont get the monthly subscription then your input will be tucked away down the bottom out of site, if on there at all.
i think they are getting away with pushing it as free because its free to explore. i could be wrong, but thats how i read it. i hope im wrong, if so refer to my other comment

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