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December 2009

  • Website: Stefan Krempl / hob: 26C3: Heated quality debate on Wikipedia, December 30, 2009
    Kurt Jansson and Mathias Schindler defend the status quo in Wikipedia, "In the large audience that, according to their own statements, there were about five Wikipedia administrators and around 30 regular authors, a lot of resentment had built up, especially about" arbitrary "deletions."
  • Newspaper: Carsten Knop: Donate to Wikipedia: The Greatest Encyclopedia of Humankind, In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, P. 18, December 30, 2009
  • On the subject of one millionth article
    • Newspaper: Georg Dahm: The million dollar crash at Wikipedia, In: Financial Times Germany, December 29, 2009
      “The uninhibited debate that is typical of the Internet rages into the morning. The meaning of the "tree student" is doubted, others are outraged about the 13-year-old applicant for fire-fighting (hobbies: swimming, reading, chatting). It is also discussed whether the millionth contribution is automatically relevant and whether the debate does not prove that is done. "
    • Newspaper: KNA: The first million, In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 2009, p. 33
    • Website: PC world: Panagiotis Kolokythas: German Wikipedia celebrates 1,000,000. Items. congratulates, December 28, 2009
    • Journal: rs: New record. Wikipedia: One million German-language articles, In: Computer picture, December 28, 2009
    • Website: cid / Gaby Schulemann-Maier: German Wikipedia with over a million articles, December 28, 2009
    • Website: Achim Sawall: German-language Wikipedia reaches the million mark, December 28, 2009
    • Website: Torsten Kleinz / rec: One million German-language articles on Wikipedia, December 28, 2009
    • Newspaper: Ben Schwan: Million mark reached, In: the daily newspaper, December 28, 2009,
      "The relevance debate, which has long since continued in the blogs, on Twitter and in other Web 2.0 offerings, however, obscures the true achievement of the German-speaking Wikipedians: They created a huge archive within ten years."
    • Website: German Wikipedia: A million articles, a lot of controversy, December 28, 2009
    • Website: Kai Schmerer: German Wikipedia creates the first million, with reference to the impending deletion, December 28, 2009
    • Website: 'Mirror onlineMentioned in the "Netzwelt-Ticker" that the one-millionth article was written, was in the hole discussion and takes up the RK discussion again., December 28, 2009.
    • Website: The West: German Wikipedia reaches one million entries + Interview with Magnus Manske, December 27, 2009
    • Website: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and World online: André Klohn (ddp): Millionth article expected, December 23, 2009; Wikipedia article millionth expected, December 24, 2009 “'The goal was 100,000 articles, and our optimistic hope was to achieve that goal in ten years,' said the author of the first article, bioinformatician Magnus Manske. "
  • Website: ORF-ON - Futurezone: Patrick Dax: Wikipedia in the critique of relevance, December 22, 2009
  • Website: Mirror online: Christian Stocker: Wikipedia donation success - $ 430,000 in one day - and a lawsuit, December 17, 2009
    "[...] Since a call from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales appeared as a banner over every single Wikipedia entry at midnight yesterday, over 430,000 dollars in donations have been raised - in a single day. Today, one day later, another 128,000 dollars were added by late afternoon German time [...] The Republican Andy Martin, who is running for a seat in the US Senate, wants to sue the Wikimedia Foundation. The non-profit organization is in truth a "tax-exempt, prosocialist scam" that serves to "harass Republicans, Conservatives and opponents of Obama". Wikipedia is a "tax-exempt section of Barack Obama's political activities ..." "
  • Website: Martin Blumenau: Journal ′09: December 20., December 20, 2009
    On the TIME Almanac 2010: “Because of course: everything that can be found in the almanac is also available on Wikipedia. But on the one hand not in this compact and seemingly disjointed form and on the other hand I don't know of any web incentive to click from list to list. "
  • Magazine: Susanne Patzelt: Let's go into the world of knowledge! In: EMMA, Winter 2010, December 13, 2009, pp. 56-58
    With online instructions How do you become a Wikipedian? in four steps, “Misandry, hatred of men, is a constant - misogyny is not an issue. [...] The neutral point of view required by Wikipedia will remain a point of view from a male perspective until a balanced proportion of male and female authors work on it. [...] Wikipedia is still a man's world. What are the women waiting for? "
  • Website: Kurt Jansson: Call for help from the engine room, December 11, 2009
    “Wikipedia is censored by know-it-alls who want to decide what is important and what is not - say the critics of the online encyclopedia. That's not true, says original Wikipedian Kurt Jansson: There is no shortage of diversity. But to people who are willing to do the dirty work. "
  • Website: Trend-ABC 2000 to 2009: The lifestyle of the "noughties", December 10, 2009
    "W like" Wikipedia ": Knowledge is no longer administered by professors and publishers - that's the approach. With the online lexicon Wikipedia, a new way of finding knowledge and the level of detailed information is developing. A real fund for inspiration. And the worst for journalists, for example: Almost everything is still right. ”.
  • Magazine: Better stations than sites, In: Advertise and Sell, December 10, 2009, p. 35
    According to the Acta analysis from the Allensbach Institute, the most frequently accessed websites by men are Google Germany (reach 20.2 million men per month), Ebay (13.9 million), Wikipedia (13.1 million), YouTube (10.5 million) and T-Online (8.4 million). ".
  • Website: Elisabeth Heinemann: Five typical (thinking) mistakes when it comes to acquiring skills, December 10, 2009
    “Online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia have the right answers ready for all questions. These are copied or memorized by many students [...] The course or training and further education should enable you to independently solve tasks and challenges in your (later) job. Simply memorizing is not enough. You have to grasp and understand the interrelationships - you will not achieve this goal without structured learning and targeted practice. "
  • Newspaper: "Like a state", In: Leipziger Volkszeitung, December 8, 2009
    Interview, "Blogger Felix von Leitner on the debate about censorship in the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia".
  • Website: 26th Chaos Communication Congress: Duesentrieb: Hack the Wiki, December 7, 2009
  • Newspaper: NaN, In: Daily indicator, December 5, 2009, p. 34
    New words such as "eye cancer", "couple terror", "Wikiwisser: someone who generates their half-knowledge from Wikipedia or similar online databases."
  • Newspaper: Timo Lokoschat: Battlefields in Wikiland, In: Munich evening newspaper, December 4, 2009, p. 25;
    "Belly button lint? Does this entry even belong in an encyclopedia? This has been the subject of a long struggle in Wikipedia. The fact is: everyone can put anything and everything here as an article - their neighbors, their pets, themselves! The community of thousands of volunteers decides democratically whether a topic is relevant enough. The navel lint was considered worthy of mention. Despite this, the argument continues: "Please sources that lint in the majority result in navel lint in the singular", demands one user seriously. "
  • Newspaper: Christian Bütikofer / dpa: ANALYSIS, In: Daily indicator, December 5, 2009, p. 11
    “... Wikipedia is like a bazaar. There is action, and all sorts of "irrelevant" things suddenly acquire value if there is enough interest. "
  • Magazine: Ten questions for .., In: PR report, December 1, 2009, p. 9
    Interview with Catrin Schoneville

November 2009

  • Radio: Radio Q, Wikipedia manipulation, November 30, 2009
    "Radio Q reporter Jasmin Sandhaus dealt with the subject of manipulation at Wikipedia."
  • Radio: Broadcast on the Internet (RP-Online & Antenne Düsseldorf), Where are you going, Wikipedia?, November 30, 2009 (?), 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Website: Mathias Klappenbach: To the education strike, November 29, 2009
    “52 percent of the students assume that information from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is very reliable or rather reliable. Wikipedia is the most popular website used by students. Source: “.
  • Website: H-Soz-u-Kult: Web 2.0 and history. “Social Networking” as a Challenge and Paradigm, Conference report, October 9, 2009 to October 10, 2009, Siegen, November 28, 2009
    Conference participant Manfred Thaller (Cologne): "If you took science as a form of communication, you could see Wikipedia today in the tradition of the Royal Society, which was initially itself a society of lay people who shared a scientific interest."
  • Radio: Culture today (DLF), Crisis at Wikipedia?, November 28, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 5.25 min
    "Why the writers jump off, Pavel Richter, Managing Director of Wikimedia Germany, in an interview (editor)".
  • Newspaper: Nordwest Zeitung (NWZ): Tiger duck as a companion, November 26, 2009
    "The MPs posed like photo models this week" - Wikipedia users photographed MPs from Lower Saxony.
  • Newspaper: Neue Presse, Hanover: Nora Lysk and Renate Grimmig: What is really important in Wiki, November 26, 2009, p. 3
    Full-length article on the topics Dispute over relevance criteria,Team from Hanover in the state parliament,Writing becomes an addiction (only print edition).
  • Website: Mirror online: Stephan Orth Extreme climber Steve House, November 25, 2009
    Yes, obviously the WP sets standards, “... he doesn't even have a German Wikipedia entry. "
  • Website: Norbert Bolz, Everyone will win, November 21, 2009
    “Who would have believed that a strategy of sharing, giving and trust is viable in the capitalist world? (...) Wikipedia has proven it against the Encyclopaedia Britannica in spite of all the fears of cultural critics. ”.
  • On the subject of author loss in the English (and German) Wikipedia
    • Website: Wikipedia employees run away, November 27, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia in need, November 24, 2009
    • Website: Meedia: The Wikipedia crisis in the US, November 24, 2009
    • Website: The press: Wikipedia is losing volunteer writers, November 24, 2009
    • Website: ZDnet: Lance Whitney, Stefan Beiersmann: Report: Wikipedia is losing volunteers, November 24, 2009
    • Website: Chip Online: mgb: Wikipedia: 50,000 authors quit the service, November 24, 2009
    • Website: Mirror online: Felix Knoke: Wikipedia is losing authors, November 24, 2009
    • Website: Heise Online: Torsten Kleinz, Volker Briegleb: Author loss on Wikipedia, November 23, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia: The revolution is eating its authors, November 23, 2009
  • On the subject of the double-page Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (3 articles)
    • Website: Jochen Reinecke: The silence of the lemmas, November 28, 2009
    • Website: Planckton (F.A.Z. blogs): Jochen Reinecke: Interview with Catrin Schoneville (Wikimedia e.V.) and Kris Köhntopp (IT expert), November 23, 2009
    • Website: The wonderful world of Isotop: Kristian Köhntopp: The silence of the lemmas, November 22, 2009
      Jochen Reinecke (FAZ) interviewed Kristian Köhntopp (blogger) in advance
    • Newspaper: Jochen Reinecke: The silence of the lemmas, In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 22, 2009, pp. 60, 63; additions
      “Present worldwide, very popular, used diligently: The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a model for success. But there is a dispute among the employees: Should the lexicon continue to grow and contain all of the world's knowledge, or should it ignore the unimportant?
    • Newspaper: Thomas Thiel: So that all the effort was not in vain, In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 22, 2009, p. 63
      "Deletionpedia collects what falls out of Wikipedia"
    • Newspaper: Tilaman Spreckelsen: Map or family tree, In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 22, 2009, p. 63
      "Nothing new under the sun: Even the old encyclopediaists had the problems of the Wikipedians"
  • Website: Frank Schirrmacher, The press: My head can't keep up, Nov 22, 2009
    “Together with IBM, the communication scientist Clay Shirky has put a pretty precise figure on the intellectual effort: The entire Wikipedia project, Shirky puts it, every line in all languages ​​accumulates 98 million hours of human thought. That is a gigantic number. It is put into perspective, however, when you realize that all television viewers in the USA see 98 million hours of pure television advertising on a single weekend alone. The 98 million hours of Wikipedia are what Shirky calls 'cognitive added value'. "
  • Website: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences: Detlev Danneberg: Corn dossier - Wikipedia, November 17, 2009
    Exercise: Using Wikipedia for a customer dossier
  • Newspaper: Thomas Kliemann: Learn from fishing, In: General indicator, November 16, 2009, p.9
    "Swarm intelligence (...) Example two: Wikipedia is the largest think tank of our time, a decentralized knowledge base on which hundreds of thousands work, research and correct one another."
  • On the subject of Wikipedia at the conference of the European Episcopal Media Commission (Vatican)
    • TV: orientation (ORF), "When the Pope surfs ..." - Facebook, Wikipedia and the Vatican, November 22, 2009 12:30 p.m., 05:12
      with user: Notafish
    • Website: ZENIT: Jesús Colina: The Vatican takes stock of the church on the net, November 13, 2009
      The European Episcopal Committee for the Media, “.. Meeting of media professionals from the European Bishops' Conferences. Around a hundred representatives have been drawing a preliminary assessment of their presence on the Internet since yesterday. Representatives from Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia support them in this. "; "Delphine Ménard, treasurer of Wikipedia, France, explained how the collaborative encyclopedia does not seek to give a view of truth, but rather aims for all points of view to be represented." [1]
  • Newspaper: Joachim Güntner: No cheers for soloists. Talk of "swarm intelligence" as the ideology of our time, In: The New Zurich Times, November 13, 2009,
    “Wikipedia clearly expresses this in its conditions of participation. Anyone who submits to the "Wiki principle" accepts that texts they have begun are corrected and further developed by third parties. "If you don't want your content to be modified as you like, you shouldn't work on Wikipedia," it says. Owning intellectual property to an article as the author is excluded. ".
  • Website: The wonderful world of Isotop: Kristian Köhntopp: Community gift, November 11, 2009
  • On the subject of naming the murderers by Walter Sedlmayr
    • Website: Alfred Krüger: Sedlmayr killers want anonymity online, November 26, 2009
    • Newspaper: John Schwartz: Two German Killers Demanding Anonymity Sue Wikipedia’s Parent, In: The New York Times (New York edition), November 13, 2009, p. A13
    • Website: Murder without a name, November 13, 2009
    • Website: Sandra Adlesgruber: Wikipedia dispute over murderer entry, November 12, 2009
    • Website: Heise Online: Torsten Kleinz, Peter-Michael Ziegler: Again legal dispute over attribution in Wikipedia, November 12, 2009
    • Website: The standard: Censorship of convicted murderers sued Wikipedia, November 12, 2009
    • Website: Convicted Murderer Sues Wikipedia, Demands Removal of His Name, November 11, 2009
    • Website: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Jennifer Granick: Convicted Murderer To Wikipedia: Shhh!, November 10, 2009
      Wikipedia [...] received a cease [...] demanding that the perpetrator's name be taken off of the Sedlmayr article page [...] At issue is an apparent conflict between the U.S. First Amendment — which protects truthful speech — and German law — which seeks to protect the name and likes of private persons from unwanted publicity. [...] So, his lawyers have sued the German language Wikipedia, and threatened the English language version with the same, if they fail to censor the Sedlmayr article. ".
  • Website: RP Online: Robert Rist: www brought to the stage, November 6, 2009
    "The opportunities and risks of the Internet" were the focus of the sixth scientific forum at the Werner-Jaeger-Gymnasium. (...) Denis Barthel from Wikimedia Medienkompetenz put it most clearly: "The mind is the only tool to be safe from false information."
  • On the topic of the panel discussion of Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
    Relevance in the discussion, Conclusion of the panel discussion, Wikipedia: Archive / Topic Discussion / Future of Wikipedia II
    • Website: as: Rules, November 10, 2009
    • Website: Anna Sauerbrey: The relevance of the death star, November 9, 2009
    • Website: FR-online: Marin Majica: Wikipedia meeting Rough climate in the sociotope, November 7, 2009
    • Radio: Fritz (rbb), Frank Rieger was at the Wikimedia event “Relevance in Discussion”, in Trackback 153, November 7th, min 17: 45-24: 28
    • Website: Spree view: Johnny Haeusler: Wikipedia in crisis, November 6, 2009
    • Website: Telepolis: Markus Kompa: "Offline blocking - Wikipedia asks for a panel discussion - or not", November 6, 2009
    • Website: Heise Online: Peter Mühlbauer / Markus Kompa: Crisis PR at the German Wikipedia, November 6, 2009
    • Website: Friday: Jens Berger: Good thing we talked about it, November 6, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia country in its original state: Report from the Wikimedia gathering, November 6, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia: The great relevance debate, November 5, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia: The great relevance discussion, November 6, 2009
    • Website: Anne Roth: What Wikipedia could learn from Indymedia, November 6, 2009
  • On the topic of relevance criteria in Wikipedia (II)
    • Newspaper: Roger Behrens: The mess of things, In: Jungle World, November 12, 2009
      “To put it exaggeratedly, it is as if Hegel's philosophical idealism was being turned backwards. While Hegel's system, based on systematic logic, culminates in absolute knowledge in fully understood self-confidence, knowledge at Wikipedia is always assumed to be absolute, just as the self-confidence of the Wikipedia authors is always assumed to be understood. "
    • Radio: C radar, November C-RadaR (e.g. Wikipedia: About the sense and nonsense of the relevance criteria), addendum, November 5th
    • Website: Hannoversche General Blog: Marcus Black: Irrelevant? To the discussion of relevance at Wikipedia, November 3, 2009
      "I advocate declaring the relevance criteria of Wikipedia irrelevant and turning them into mere spam protection."
    • Website: Friday: Friedhelm Greis: "I have had it deleted", November 3, 2009
      “If I were to take part in the debates on a regular basis, I would probably advocate deletion much more often. Because one thing does not seem clear to many users: Wikipedia does not decide what is relevant in the world and for you personally. It only wants to define what meaningful encyclopedic texts can be created about and what could therefore be of importance for the lexicon itself. "
    • Website: Friday: Jens Berger: "Woof, I want in there!", November 3, 2009
      “Anyone who actually takes the opinion that Wikipedia articles must have objectively high quality standards and be objectively relevant has not understood the Wikipedia principle. The unique selling point is the grassroots democratic approach. The criteria of relevance sin against this ideal. [...] However, if the only relevant difference between Wikipedia and an editorial encyclopedia is free use, Wikipedia has gambled away a historic opportunity. "
    • Website: dpa, Marco Hadem: What is really important for Wikipedia?,, November 3, 2009
      Printed in numerous newspapers in the Multimedia / Newsticker section: among others [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], ...
      "Even if the points of view of the contestants - both within the individual groups and between the administrators and the authors - seem to differ widely, they all agree on one thing: the often stuck and polemical discussions must become more objective and constructive again."
    • Website: Alfred Krüger: What is allowed in Wikipedia? Dispute over deleted articles, November 3, 2009
    • Newspaper: APA / dpa: The Wikipedia community is split into two camps, In: The standard, November 3, 2009
    • Website: World online: Hendrik Werner: But the ultimate test for Wikipedia, Why Wikipedia is facing an ordeal, November 1, 2009
  • Journal: Petra Nickisch: A matter of opinion fur, In: PR REPORT, November 1, 2009, p. 22
    “'Nature is still unsurpassed', enthuses Klaus-Peter Kuhn, master furrier (...) In addition to his work in his own fur fashion business, he writes on Wikipedia in the evenings as a hobby. He would like to impart specialist knowledge about the industry and tell the layperson and the professionals even more about the history of the furrier trade and the different types of fur and fur animals. ".
  • Journal: Max Goldt: Tattooed, motorized, disinterested, In: titanic, Column, issue 361, 30th year
    “The inclination of Wikipedia pop authors to tabulate Norwegian hit parade positions is really striking”.
  • Magazine: Friedhelm Greis Wikipedia is good, control is better, In: journalist, November 2009
    Comment in the Trier media blog

October 2009

  • Website: Association of Bavarian Newspaper Publishers: ABC for the press media license, October 26, 2009
    "Wikipedia, die: Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia. The special thing about Wikipedia is that everyone can write on it. Not only experts write the individual lexicon articles. Anyone who wants can write an entry. This is the greatest advantage and disadvantage of Wikipedia at the same time. On the one hand, entries on new events can be found here much faster than, for example, in the printed lexicons. This is good, because you can quickly find out about current developments. On the other hand, Wikipedia does not immediately check whether an entry is correct. This is bad, because it also spreads a lot of information that is not true or so incorrect. If you want to use information from Wikipedia, you should definitely compare it with a second reliable source. "
  • On the topic of relevance criteria in Wikipedia (I)
    (Victims of abuse against Internet blocking, "Zensursula", Fefes blog, working group against Internet blocking and censorship)
    • Radio: Broadband (Deutschlandradio), The Wikipedia dispute, October 31, 2009, 9:40 p.m.
      with user: maha
    • Website: Heise Online: Torsten Kleinz, Jürgen Kuri: Wikimedia Germany invites you to a relevance discussion, October 30, 2009
      “Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales spoke out to heise online in favor of maintaining the deletion practice. ".
    • Website :: ct magazine, Torsten Kleinz: Wikipedia: The battle for relevance, October 30, 2009
    • Newspaper: Jungle World, Elke Wittich and Boris Mayer: Wikipedia squabble, October 29, 2009
    • Radio: Chaos radio, The Wikipedia debate (Wiki, # chaosradio, blog, mp3), October 28, 2009, 10:00 p.m., with Sargoth; also at Blue Moon on Fritz (Stream)
    • Radio: Radio Bremen / Funkhaus Europa / Netsurfer, Censorship at Wikipedia?, October 26, 2009, including an audio interview with Netsurfer Lars Reppesgaard
    • Website: Telepolis (Glossary): Markus Kompa: "I got along in a time when there was no Wikipedia", October 26, 2009; Wikipedia hides itself supplementary blog post by Markus Kompa
    • Website: TIME: Interview with Arne Klempert: "It's amazing how well it still works", October 25
      “We take Wikipedia seriously. This makes it difficult for newcomers to get started, causes frustration among veterans and leads to debates. Nevertheless, it is good, says board member Klempert. "
    • Website: Heise Online: Hal Faber: What was. What will., October 25, 2009
      "Freedom is always the freedom of the other way of extinguishing."
    • Website: Netzeitung: Wikipedia between relevance and frippery, October 23, 2009
    • Website: TIME: Kai Biermann: The dictatorship of relevance, October 23, 2009
    • Podcast: ON-3 (BR-online), Who will make the leap in Wikipedia?, October 22, 2009
    • Website: Julia Seeliger: Wikimedia managing director Pavel Richter. "I don't see any brawlers", October 21, 2009 (probably also in the print edition)
    • Website: Torsten Kleinz: No Wikipedia without relevance criteria , October 20, 2009
    • Website: Mirror online: Felix Knoke: Netzwelt ticker: Wikipedia authors go into the war of extinguishing - against cats, October 20, 2009
    • Website: Telepolis: Bettina Winsemann: Think slowly, erase quickly, October 20, 2009
    • Website: Aggregate 7: pavel: 99% of all Germans are irrelevant, October 20, 2009
      "In the German Wikipedia, only what is relevant is what can be proven that it is somehow famous or important or was important at some point, everything else must be expected to be deleted at any time, regardless of the quality of the article, or whether millions of people outside of Wikipedia think it is relevant. But even what meets the relevance criteria can be declared irrelevant at any time if a corresponding mob comes together on Wikipedia ”.
    • Website: Christian Kahle: Wikipedia: Dispute over arbitrary article deletions, October 19, 2009
    • Website: Telepolis: Bettina Winsemann: Do you want a WP entry? Then come out your members, boy, October 17, 2009
  • Website: PC games hardware: Henner Schröder: What happened today in the year ...? The Wikipedia idea, October 22, 2009
    "1993 ... [The Internet] should, according to Internet pioneer Rick Gates, be excellently suited for creating an online encyclopedia to which every user can contribute content - Gates expressed this idea on October 22, 1993." in the Usenet group The Interpedia project grew out of his idea, an online encyclopedia that was one of the forerunners of the later Wikipedia - it was only with it that Gates' vision became reality eight years later. "
  • To the mobile reader for English-language Wikipedia:
    • Newspaper: Mobile lexicon. Wikipedia now also for on the go, In: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, October 16, 2009
    • Newspaper: Hitchhiker's Wiki. Wikipedia reader from Openmoko. In: The standard, October 14, 2009
    • Magazine: WikiReader: Wikipedia on the go, In: PC professional, October 14, 2009
    • Website: WinFuture: WikiReader: The whole Wikipedia in your pocket, October 14, 2009
    • Website: OpenMoko introduces a mobile reader for Wikipedia, October 14, 2009
    • Website: Basic thinking: Robert Basic: WikiReader: Three million articles for $ 99, October 14, 2009
    • Website: Wikipedia for on the go, October 14, 2009
    • Newspaper: Wikireader: Offline Wikipedia in your pocket, In: The press, October 14, 2009
    • Website: Mirror online: Wikipedia for your pocket, October 14, 2009
    • Magazine: Wikipedia brings reader to market, In: Internet World, October 14, 2009
    • Magazine: Wikireader: Wikipedia for your pocket, In: chip, October 14, 2009
  • Press release: Time sensor, Web 2.0 study, ODC Services GmbH, October 15, 2009
    Graphic use of Wikipedia: 31% - several times a week, 12% - once a week, 11% - once in 14 days, 11% - less than once a month, 10% - once a month, 10% - never, 8% - several times a day, 6% - once a day, 2% - do not know Wikipedia. "Only 29% of Internet users trust classic lexicons such as Duden, Brockhaus or Meyer more than the information from Wikipedia."
  • Newspaper: Helmut Spudich: Second Life for old newspapers, In: THE STANDARD, October 14, 2009
    It's about the digital reading room of the Austrian National Library, "The online newspaper collection is also very popular in the Wikipedia community, knows Müller," many use us for research and link articles in Wikipedia. Sometimes we add links to Wikipedia ourselves. " says Müller. "Having your own historical site makes less sense than picking up people from where they are already."
  • Magazine: Marco Fenske, Timo Prüfig: New vortex in the Wikipedia affair, In: Sports picture, Issue 42, October 14, 2009, p. 48
    “SPORT BILD had revealed how [Serdar] Dayat got the license - without ever having done the necessary internship at MSV Duisburg. He copied the internship report from the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, but head trainer Frank Wormuth (49) still graded it. "
  • To the Austria Forum
    • Website: Anna Masoner: Austria Forum - Collection of Lexica. Austria's largest multimedia internet encyclopedia is online., October 12, 2009
      “In contrast to Wikipedia articles, which are permanently created and edited by all users, the posts in the Austria Forum are created by a team of 60 experts, the so-called editorial board. Once the articles appear online, they cannot be changed. This is the prerequisite for the contributions to be scientifically quotable, explains Maurer. Quoting Wikipedia articles is not allowed at Austrian universities, because there is neither an author nor a guarantee that the article will be on the Internet unchanged after a few days. "
    • Radio: In: Ö1, October 12, 2009 (with audio sample)
    • Newspaper: Austria-Forum: Everything about Austria, better than Wikipedia, In: The press, October 11, 2009
    • Newspaper: Knowledge Network Austria Forum: More innovative than Wikipedia, In: Wiener Zeitung, October 9, 2009
  • Newspaper: wü: Nobel Prize for Wikipedia. The fastest lexicon in the world, In: badish newspaper, October 9, 2009
    “What […] was astonishing […] was the record-breaking speed with which the Internet encyclopedia was updated. Virtually at the same time as the agency reports, the entry on Herta Müller already included the Nobel Prize. This demands respect for the volunteers in the Wikipedia project and shows once again how much the Internet can change traditional processes and perceptions, but also expectations. Just imagine what such a lexical entry would have been like at the time of the Großer Brockhaus ’or Meyer's Encyclopedic Lexicon and you realize: We are experiencing a time in which decades shrink to seconds."
  • Website: AP and Murdoch flagellate Wikipedia and bloggers, 8th.October 2009
  • Newspaper: Kathrin Konyen: Who knows better, In: Südwestpresse, October 8, 2009
    "Kindlers Literatur Lexikon" in comparison with Wikipedia: "It is unusual that in the digital age a monstrous work like" Kindlers Literatur Lexikon "is reprinted and sold in print. Samples show that research on the Internet is sufficient. "
  • Journal: sid: Racially offended Inter striker on the Internet, In: Focus, October 6, 2009
    "Unknown hackers manipulated the article about Inter-striker Mario Balotelli in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and published racist insults there."
    Annotation: It is the article in the Italian Wikipedia.
  • Website: Balotelli racially attacked, October 6, 2009
  • Newspaper: Holger Schmidt: The spider in the web, In: FAZ, October 5, 2009
    It's about “Where Google distributes its users”: “In Germany, the search engine [...] directs its users to the sites it finds on the Internet around three billion times a month. The biggest beneficiary is Wikipedia. In August, Google sent its users to Wikipedia 47 million times. Four out of five visitors to the online dictionary come directly from Google. The search engine's algorithm rates Wikipedia as a high-quality source of information and accordingly often displays the articles in the first places. "
  • Website: slublog: Achim Bonte: New photos for Wikipedia. SLUB provides a further 18,000 image documents, October 3, 2009
  • Website: KM: NAWARO project on Wikipedia motivates participation with prizes, October 2, 2009
    to Wikipedia: WikiProjekt Renewable Resources / Nawaro-Marathon 24.10. - 1.11.09
  • Website: Peter Haber: Wikipedia and the science dilemma. A suggestion, October 1, 2009

September 2009

  • Magazine: Matthias Spielkamp, ​​Philipp Otto: copyright (Special case »Wikipedia«), In: Media studies, DIE ZEIT for school, updated edition, 23 September 2009, p. 113
  • Website: Mirror online: Today in the feature sections, September 22, 2009
    "In the Huffington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales opposes reports claiming that stricter editorial controls are being introduced - on the contrary, according to Whales [sic!], Wikipedia is being opened up".
    Refers to The Huffington Post: Jimmy Wales: What the MSM Gets Wrong About Wikipedia - and Why, September 21, 2009
    "I believe that the underlying facts about the Wikipedia phenomenon - that the general public is actually intelligent, interested in sharing knowledge, interested in getting the facts straight - are so shocking to most old media people that it is literally impossible for them to report on Wikipedia without following a storyline that goes something like this: 'Yeah, this was a crazy thing that worked for awhile, but eventually they will see the light and realize that top-down control is the only thing that works.' "
  • Journal: Stephan Ruß-Mohl: Counter-theses to the Internet manifesto, In: Message, September 21, 2009
    “The» Wikipedia «generation is often astonishingly naive, not just because of its blind trust in unchecked sources. Media education - meaning school lessons to learn how to use media - is more important than ever in the Internet age, but it also requires a new generation of media-competent teachers. ".
  • Website: E-learning 2009, September 14, 2009
    Conference lecture, September 16, 9:45 am - 10:30 am, FU Berlin, “Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Coy from the Humboldt University in Berlin reports on the use of the online magazine Wikipedia in teaching and university teaching. "
  • Website: Internet manifest. How journalism works today. 17 allegations., September 7, 2009
    "3. (...) For the majority of people in the western world, offers such as social networks, Wikipedia or Youtube are part of everyday life. (...) 17. (...) When in doubt, the "Wikipedia generation" knows how to assess the credibility of a source "
  • Website: (The Christian news portal): Christians should take notes on Wikipedia, 4 September 2009
    “Detailed tips” in the September 2009 letter for Europe: “The first 50 edits on inconspicuous, undisputed pages. Gain experience quickly. I can gladly give you information on which pages special support is currently required (... @ Please write to me if you notice any Christianophobic action on Wikipedia. After 200 edits and 8 weeks of being there, you can become a “sifter” - that is, you can change articles yourself. At the moment there are hardly any Christian sifters, although it is not that difficult to become one. "
  • Magazine: Web in numbers, In: star, 37, September 3, 2009, p. 134
    “Wikipedia. 949 100. That is how many articles there were in the German version of Wikipedia last Monday. There are over three million articles in the English version of the online encyclopedia. "
  • Website: Knowledge in danger?, September 3, 2009
    Interview with Catrin Schoneville, press spokeswoman for Wikimedia Germany.

August 2009