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Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages -
In the first three months of 2009, the English-language Wikipedia suffered a net loss of more than 49,000 editors, compared to a net loss of 4,900 during the same period a year earlier, according to Spanish researcher Felipe Ortega, who analyzed Wikipedia's data on the editing histories of its more than three million active contributors in 10 languages
wikipedia  wsj  negative  socialmedia 
november 2009 by mgrand
Ali Pabrai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uday Ali Pabrai is an Indian-American entrepreneur based in Irvine, California, and a subject matter expert on information security and regulatory compliance standards. He is chairman and chief executive officer of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. ecfirst is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its HIPAA training and certification programs
compliance  people  wikipedia 
september 2009 by mgrand
Wikitude - AR Guide! :mobilizy
feature-snipplet-2Wikitude is an augmented reality (AR) guide for the Android platform based on location-based Wikipedia and Qype content. It is a handy application for planning a trip or to find out about landmarks in your surroundings; 350,000 world-wide points of interest may be searched by GPS or by address and displayed in a list view, map view and “Augmented Reality” cam view.
gsi  location  mobile  wiki  wikipedia  android 
june 2009 by mgrand
Universitas 21 Global - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Universitas 21 Global (U21Global) is a Singapore based Online Graduate School owned by a network of affiliated universities of the Universitas 21 network and Manipal Universal Learning International (A Mauritius based education group). A separate external Quality Assurance body called U21pedagogica monitors quality for U21Global programmes and courses. As at July, 2008 U21Global had over 5,000 students from 60 different countries.
singapore  wikipedia  education  university  assessment 
march 2009 by mgrand
Print your own Wikipedia launched |
Custom-made Wikipedia encyclopaedias are to be launched in the UK as, according to Lightning Source, print on demand is “taken to the next level". The p.o.d. firm will print the books in a partnership with Wikipedia and PediaPress, a German software company.
wikipedia  POD  publishing  bookseller 
february 2009 by mgrand
Chongqing Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On 15 August 2007, a CQTV talent show was suspended following criticism from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). The show, titled First Heartthrob[1] (simplified Chinese: 第一次心动; pinyin: dìyīcì xīndòng) was condemned for "stunts and sensationalism".[2] CQTV has been ordered to take disciplinary measures against relevant staff. The programme is one of many idol-style shows carried on Chinese provincial stations, in an attempt to emulate the success of Super Girl. This particular show also includes elements of reality television programmes like Big Brother.
wikipedia  china  censorship  TV 
december 2008 by mgrand
Book Rights Registry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Book Rights Registry is an entity to be founded as part of a settlement of the lawsuit between the Authors Guild and Google over the Google Books scanning project. The Registry will be initially funded by $34.5 million from Google but it will be an independent, not-for-profit organization that collects and disburses revenue from Google Book Search to authors, publishers and other rightsholders. According to the Settlement Agreement, the Registry will own and maintain a rights information database for all books (and parts of books) covered by the Agreement and their authors and publishers. It will also resolve disputes between rightsholders.
wikipedia  publishing  legal  google 
december 2008 by mgrand
Material adverse change - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A material adverse change (also called a MAC) - also formulated as a Material adverse event or Material adverse effect (either, a MAE) - contingency is a legal provision often found in mergers and acquisitions contracts and venture financing agreements that enables the acquirer (or funder) to refuse to complete the acquisition or merger or financing with the party being acquired (often termed, the "target") if the target suffers such a change.
wikipedia  definition  m&a 
november 2008 by mgrand
2channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2channel (2ちゃんねる, ni channeru?, 2ch for short) is a Japanese Internet forum, thought to be the largest Internet forum in the world.[2][3][4] It is gaining significant influence in Japanese society, approaching that of traditional mass media such as television, radio, and magazines.[5] As of 2008, the site generates revenue upwards of ¥100 million per year for creator Hiroyuki Nishimura.[1]
wikipedia  japan  internet 
october 2008 by mgrand
Media monitoring service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A media monitoring service provides clients with documentation, analysis, or copies of media content of interest to the clients. Services tend to specialize by media type or content type. For example, some services monitor news and public affairs content while others monitor advertising, sports sponsorships, product placement, video or audio news releases, use of copyrighted video or audio, infomercials, "watermarked" video/audio, and even billboards.
wikipedia  mediamonitoring  definition 
october 2008 by mgrand
Weighted average cost of capital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay to finance its assets. WACC is the minimum return that a company must earn on existing asset base to satisfy its creditors, owners, and other providers of capital.
wikipedia  definition  finance 
october 2008 by mgrand
Panic of 1837 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economist Milton Friedman explains (1960 p 10):

The banking panic of 1837 was followed by exceedingly disturbed economic conditions and a long contraction to 1843 that was interrupted only by a brief recovery from 1838 to 1839. This Great Depression is particularly interesting for our purposes. It is the only depression on record comparable in severity and scope to the Great Depression of the 1930s, and its monetary concomitants largely duplicate those of its later mate. In both, a substantial fraction of the banks in the United States went out of existence through suspension or merger --around one quarter in the earlier and over one-third in the later contraction--and the stock of money fell by about one-third. There is no other contraction that even closely approaches this dismal record. In both cases, erratic or unwise governmental policy with respect to money played an important part.
bubble  wikipedia  1837  creditcrunch 
october 2008 by mgrand
Football DataCo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Football DataCo Ltd is a British company in the football (soccer) industry that grants licences to third parties (such as newspapers) allowing them to reproduce certain intellectual property (such as fixture lists and statistics) owned by the FA Premier League, The Football League, the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League. See website
football  UK  publishing  wikipedia 
october 2008 by mgrand
Object Exchange Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Object Exchange Model[1] (OEM) is a model for exchanging semi-structured data between object-oriented databases. It serves as the basic Data model in numerous projects of the Stanford University Database Group, including Tsimmis, Lore, and C3
wikipedia  oem 
september 2008 by mgrand
Software as a service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Software as a service (SaaS, typically pronounced 'Sass') is a model of software deployment where an application is hosted as a service provided to customers across the Internet.
saas  definition  wikipedia 
september 2008 by mgrand
Business Process Improvement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach to help any organization make significant changes in the way it does business. The organization may be a for-profit business, a non-profit organization, a government agency, or any other ongoing
definition  wikipedia  business  processanalysis 
may 2008 by mgrand
Getting Things Done - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Getting Things Done (commonly abbreviated as GTD) is an action management method of The David Allen Company, and the title of the book by David Allen which describes the method. Both Getting Things Done and GTD are registered trademarks of the David Allen
wikipedia  todo  tools  tutorial 
may 2008 by mgrand
North American video game crash of 1983 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North American video game crash of 1983 (sometimes known as the video game crash of 1984 because it was in that year that the full effects of the crash became apparent to consumers) was the crash of the US video game market in the early 1980s.
history  wikipedia  USA  games 
april 2008 by mgrand
IMS Global - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IMS Global Learning Consortium (usually known as IMS) is a non-profit standards organization concerned with establishing interoperability for learning systems and learning content and the enterprise integration of these capabilities
standards  wikipedia  education 
february 2008 by mgrand
Theodore Edward Hook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theodore Edward Hook (September 22, 1788 - August 24, 1841), English author, was born in London.
shopping  literature  wikipedia  author 
january 2008 by mgrand
Alternate reality game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants' ideas or actions.
wikipedia  games  definition 
october 2007 by mgrand
The Invention of Morel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in the South Pacific. Tourists arrive afterward, and his fear of being discovered becomes a mixed emotion when he falls in love with one of them. He wants to tell her his feelings, but an inexplicable phenom
book  shopping  wikipedia 
october 2007 by mgrand
Myst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under obscure circumstances, a mysterious person known as the Stranger (the player, assumed to be male in order to simplify this description) finds an unusual book titled "Myst". According to the instruction booklet, he then reads the book and discovers a
games  wikipedia  education  writing 
october 2007 by mgrand
List of mind mapping software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mind Mapping software is used to create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that mind mapping software can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking (Farrand et al,2
mindmapping  free  wikipedia  tools  maps 
october 2007 by mgrand
Garrett Hardin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garrett James Hardin (April 21, 1915 – September 14, 2003) was a leading and controversial ecologist from Dallas, Texas, who was most known for his 1968 paper, The Tragedy of the Commons. He is also known for Hardin's First Law of Ecology, which states
people  wikipedia 
september 2007 by mgrand
Social capital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social capital is a core concept in business, economics, organizational behaviour, political science, and sociology, defined as the advantage created by a person's location in a structure of relationships.
socialsoftware  wikipedia  definition 
august 2007 by mgrand
John Horton Conway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Horton Conway (born December 26, 1937, Liverpool, England) is a prolific mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He has also contributed to many branches of recreat
people  wikipedia  mathematics  games 
august 2007 by mgrand
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, or LDAP (IPA: [ˈɛl dæp]), is an application protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP.[1]
wikipedia  definition  database  webdesign  programming 
august 2007 by mgrand
Theory of multiple intelligences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verbal-linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories, and memorizing words and dates. T
wikipedia  definition  education 
july 2007 by mgrand
SCORM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment (commonly a function of a lea
education  publishing  definition  wikipedia 
june 2007 by mgrand
Learning management system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Learning Management System (or LMS) is a software package that enables the management and delivery of online content to learners. Most LMSs are web-based to facilitate "anytime, any place, any pace" access to learning content and administration.
wikipedia  definition  VLE  education 
june 2007 by mgrand
Virtual learning environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system designed to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the l
wikipedia  definition  education  VLE 
june 2007 by mgrand
William Huggins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir William Huggins, OM , FRS (February 7, 1824 – May 12, 1910) was a British astronomer.

He built a private observatory at 90 Upper Tulse Hill
wikipedia  tulsehill  london  lambeth  astronomy  science  history 
march 2007 by mgrand
Arnold Fitz Thedmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arnold Fitz Thedmar (August 9, 1201 – 1274) was a London chronicler and merchant; he was born in London.
london  people  medieval  wikipedia 
december 2006 by mgrand
Early fires of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second of the two great medieval fires of London began on 10 July 1212 in Southwark, the borough directly to the south of London Bridge. The flames destroyed Our Lady of the Canons (Southwark Cathedral, also known as St Mary Overie) and strong souther
wikipedia  london  medieval 
december 2006 by mgrand
Historia Regum Britanniae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the work appears to be derived from Gildas's 6th century polemic The Ruin of Britain, Bede's 8th century Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the 9th century History of the Britons ascribed to Nennius, the 10th century Welsh Annals, medi
literature  wikipedia  medieval 
november 2006 by mgrand
Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介 Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, March 1, 1892 - July 24, 1927) was a Japanese poet and writer, regarded as the "Father of the Japanese Short Story".
wikipedia  japan  literature 
october 2006 by mgrand
Standard deviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In probability and statistics, the standard deviation of a probability distribution, random variable, or population or multiset of values is defined as the square root of the variance.
statistics  wikipedia  webanalytics 
august 2006 by mgrand
John Ellerman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 1st Baronet (1862–1933) was an English shipowner and investor. He was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in British history, and certainly the only Briton of his generation who rivalled in wealth the leading plutocrats of
history  victorian  people  wikipedia 
august 2006 by mgrand
Making smarter readers: Lessons in Trilliscience
Trilliscience also adds a new twist to search. Remember the definition? Trilliscience is "the instant application of previously unheld knowledge as the result of passive searching." Readers may not be actively searching for new content, but in those insta
search  wikipedia  trillian  IM 
april 2006 by mgrand
Help:Starting a new page - Meta
Anyone, including you, can write for Meta! Just type a title in the box below, click "Create article", and start writing:
december 2005 by mgrand

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