Wikipedia

What Is The History Of Science Fiction?

That's Aubrey Beardsley's illustration Lucian's 2nd-century satire "True History," which I'm reading about in the Wikipedia article "History of Science Fiction."Typical science fiction themes and topoi in True History include: travel to outer space

Read More →

Thomas Wyatt The Younger: Weekend Reading:

Weekend Reading: Great12-grandfather: Wikipedia: Thomas Wyatt the Younger - Wikipedia: "Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521 – 11 April 1554) was an English politician and rebel leader during the reign of Queen Mary I; his rising is...

Read More →

Corrupt Wikipedia Deletes Jeffrey Epstein’s Links To Frequent Flyer Bill Clinton — Adds Link To...

On Saturday Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on his return flight to the United States from vacation in France. Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he was trafficking underage girls for sex. On Monday night investigative reporter and...
Related topics: Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, France

Read More →

Wikipedia Co-founder Blasts Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg

Even though the vast majority of Facebook's 2.38 billion users are seemingly impervious or apathetic to many of the company's many controversies, the social networking giant remains a popular target for scorn from the tech elite. Most recently,...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg

Read More →

In India, Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi Steps Down After Losing Elections To Narendra Modi

India's oldest political party is now in leadership crisisIndian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi in 2017. Image via Wikipedia by BlakeShramster. CC BY-SA 4.0 On 3 July 2019, India's opposition leader Rahul Gandhi announced his resignation as...
Related topics: India, Narendra Modi

Read More →

The Dumb Stereotype About Women And Tech That Will Not Die

Subscribe to Women Rule on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Spotify here.Getting the facts straight is a central part of Wikipedia’s reason for existing. Which may be why, in an era of weaponized “fake news” online, the site has gone from...
Related topics: Podcasts, Spotify

Read More →

What Do We Want? Decentralised, Non-siloed Social Media With Open Standards! When Do We Want It?...

Wikipedia co-founder calls for strike against Facebook et al The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users' desire to regain control of their data and privacy.…
Related topics: Social Media, Facebook

Read More →

Wikipedia Co-founder Unveils "the Declaration Of Digital Independence"

Authored by Larry Sanger, Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires. Thus it is now necessary to replace these empires with decentralized networks of independent individuals, as in the first decades of the Internet. As our...

Read More →

Happy 89th Birthday (june 30) To Thomas Sowell, One Of The Greatest Living Economists - Aei -...

One of my all-time most favorite economists — Thomas Sowell — turns 89 tomorrow, he was born on June 30, 1930. Here is Thomas Sowell’s webpage and here is his Wikipedia entry. Milton Friedman once said, “The word...

Read More →

Startup Packs All 16gb Of Wikipedia Onto Dna Strands To Demonstrate New Storage Tech - Cnet

Biological molecules will last a lot longer than the latest computer storage technology, Catalog believes.
Related topics: Startup, DNA, Genetics

Read More →

Propaganda Machine? Wikipedia Enabling Armenian Genocide Denial

A recent exposé of a regional Wikipedia project revealed some troubling stories of propaganda and abuse — even denial of a genocide The Wikipedia branch in Azerbaijan, a small democratic Muslim country in the Middle East, allowed...
Related topics: Azerbaijan

Read More →

Senate Staffer Caught Doxing Republicans During The Kavanaugh Confirmation Gets Four Years

Last October a man named Jackson Cosko was caught posting the private information of five Republican Senators on Wikipedia. Cosko, who had previously worked for Sen. Maggie Hassan and was working as an intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee at the time,...
Related topics: Senate

Read More →

It’s Looking Like A 60-player Draft

We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. Is the 2019 NBA Draft, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Thursday on ESPN, a three-player draft? A four-player draft? No, no. It’s a 60-player draft. Trust me. I checked Wikipedia. It seems like this...
Related topics: Espn

Read More →

What I’ve Been Reading

1. Graeme D. Ruxton, Nature’s Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World’s Largest Lifeforms.  Picture books are underrated!  They are like a better version of Wikipedia, and with glossy paper at that. 2. Neil Irwin, How to Win in...

Read More →

Wikipedia Titles You Can Sing To The ‘teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Theme Song, Tweeted

Cartoons have given us a lot over the years. They’ve entertained, they’ve taught us valuable life lessons, but – and most importantly of all – they’ve provided us with some bonafide musical bangers. Just consider the animated...

Read More →

The Wikipedia Gender Gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women -- another example of the gender gap online.

Read More →

The Wikipedia Gender Gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women—another example of the gender gap online. In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women...

Read More →

Racing Down Socialist Memory Lane: A Classic Yugoslav Cars Video Goes Viral

Wikipedia photos of cars featured in the video: Zastava 101, Renault 4, Volkswagen Beetle, Yugo 55, Zastava 750, and Polski Fiat 126 A Slovenia-produced video of a race featuring classic cars from the former Yugoslavia has gone viral in the...
Related topics: World Videos, World Photos, Volkswagen, Slovenia

Read More →

The Guardian And Washington Post Are The Latest Casualties Of China’s Great Firewall

June 4, 1989, was just another day for the citizens of Beijing. That, at least, is the takeaway to be found from all but the most ingenious searching of the Chinese internet. Facebook, English-language Wikipedia, the New York Times, Quartz, and...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Facebook, Social Media

Read More →

What Should I Ask Hollis Robbins?

I will be doing a Conversations with Tyler with her, no associated public event.  Here is part of her Wikipedia page: Robbins is a noted expert in the field of nineteenth-century African American literature and recently co-edited with Henry...
Related topics: African-American

Read More →
What is noozilla?
Noozilla is an independent news aggregation service with a categorization engine that categorizes millions of news stories by subject.