Posts Tagged ‘Wikipedia’

Wikipedia Down? Try These Alternatives

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that Wikipedia isn’t the only user-maintained, online encyclopedia out there …

Wikipedia in recent years has become the go-to address for Internet users when it comes to looking up information on the Internet. For many, it has replaced the paper encyclopedia almost completely, which is further fueled by encyclopedias shutting down the production of paper editions like Encyclopedia Britannica did.


Ads on Wikipedia? It’s Malware!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

If you’re hit with ads when you visit Wikipedia, you probably need to check your system for malware …

Sometimes it is not easy to spot if ads are injected into your browser sessions or not. Sometimes though, you can be dead certain that something fishy is going on, for instance if advertisement starts to appear on Wikipedia, a site known for its ad-less approach to things.


The Internet Problem – When an Abundance of Choice Becomes an Issue

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This makes me miss the early days of the internet, when it was just for geeks …

Self publishing a book provides a wealth of opportunity, but decisions are harder when there are no constraints

The internet has created many problems in its young life – making various industries obsolete, enabling new forms of surveillance and control, exposing good, well-meaning people to crazy, vituperative trolls. But my internet problem is the surfeit of opportunity.