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The Internet Archive is Making Wikipedia More Credible



The Internet Archive announced that is has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links for 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions (including English, Greek, and Arabic). The result of this ongoing work could make Wikipedia more credible because users will be able to source material in a single click.

Students are often instructed not to use Wikipedia as a source in their research papers. One reason for that is likely because some of the claims on a typical Wikipedia page lack links to the source material. Sentences on Wikipedia that lack sources are given a “citation needed” label that instantly helps users know that the sentence may not be accurate. Some teachers allow students to start with Wikipedia – but do not allow Wikipedia itself to be used as a source.

The Internet Archive provided an example of how they are improving Wikipedia.

For example, the Wikipedia article on Martin Luther King Jr. cites the book To Redeem the Soul of America, by Adam Fairclough. That citation now links directly to page 299 inside the digital version of the book provided by the Internet Archive. There are 66 cited and linked books on that article alone.

Anyone reading Wikipedia who wants to see more information on a source can click on the link provided. They can see a couple of pages to preview that book. Those who want to read more (such as students who are writing a research paper) can borrow the digital copy of that book using Controlled Digital Lending. The Internet Archive says Controlled Digital Lending is “analogous to how they borrow physical books from their local library.”

Wired reported that The Internet Archive was in a unique position to improve Wikipedia. Their Wayback Machine service has archived 387 billion webpages since 2001. It has also been digitizing books and other analog media, and has scanned 3.8 million books. The project is ongoing and The Internet Archive is seeking people who want to help with it.


GNC-2011-01-14 #639 Back in the Saddle



It is fantastic to be back doing the show after a two week hiatus for CES and all of the other adventures I have been on. This one is action packed and I have some major soap box time about Google and their H.264 abandonment announcement and who consumers in general are going to suffer over this format war. Lots to share this is a fast paced one strap in tight!

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Soliders and see in back of their heads.
NYC Recycling events.
AT&T to Lose big.
Internet Eraser for Photos.
Lake Vostok Penetration.
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Show Notes:
Opera on Google Announcement.
WebM Deployment to cost a lot of Money.
Google drops Nuclear Bomb on H.264
Microsoft Executive shake out.
PBS App for iPhone.
YouTube app for Android with pre-roll ads.
Pwnage tool for iOS Updated
Want Windows XP Explorer Back?
BBC No Smart TV.
Soap Shredder.
Swiss Army USB Sticks.
MegaUpload fights RIAA / MPAA.
NASA announce Backup Commander.
Galactic Pair.
James Webb Telescope!
6 Trillion Mile Supernova!
Lake Vostok.
Virgin Spaceship glide test success.
Intelsat Galaxy 15.
Heavy Lift not in the Budget.
Space Tourism available again!
STS-133 scheduled fro Feb 24th.
Verizon changes Trade in Policy.
3D No Glasses Sucks!
Wikipedia to hard to edit.
T-Mobile UK Lowers data to 500mb
China steals some more technology.
Email hacker posted nude images from hacked accounts.
Firefox 4 in Feb.
Who is really spending the most time online.
FCC facing challenges in Spectrum distribution.
Clean up your Computer.
EC2 being used for Brute force computing challenges.
No TSA body scan info for requesting group.
Where tin foil in your pants get ready to be groped.
South Pole Telescope.
Are you gonna fire AT&T?
Why RSS maters.
How to share a bucket on S3.
Flickr Fail?


GNC-2009-11-24 #530 Lots of Action on this Show!



I had lot’s of fun on this show.. Pile of things to cover. I am headed to Texas next week so will be taking the show on the road. I will be doing a Thanksgiving evening show so if your full of Turkey and still awake, I will try and knock out a show earlier in the evening Hawaii time. Drive safe and have a great holiday! Your trials of our sponsors products and feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Video of Hadron Collider Firing Up.
The Current State of Windows Mobile.
Apple Better Ease Up At The Guard Shack.

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We are still here no big bang!
How GotoMyPC saved me last week!
Photoshop App now on Android!
Serious iPhone worm for Jailbroken handsets!
Apple Exec makes excuses for iPhone App Store Process.
Is Apple Evil or Not?
Spotify no works on Symbian Phones.
Firefox and Mozilla Foundation appear to be doing good.
Roku adds Limited content from Select Partners?
Apple deals now and on Friday!
Windows 8 Roadmap.
Telcos mad at Harvard Berkman Center?
1000 Mph Speed Attempt!
Is Adobe doing enough about Security?
The Evil Empire Strikes back at Verizon :)
Man Not in Coma just Paralyzed for 23 years!
Prepare for Cyber Monday.
New PogoPlug!
AOL had some kids in for new Logo Design.
Windows 7 Security!
Intel I9 Six Cores
Drobo Goes Enterprise.
Apple makes Single Use Monitor?
ISS work goes Great!
Bing to buy Fox Traffic?
This is what I want for Christmas (Not).
AT&T Data Connect Day Pass!
Radiation repairs eyes in Blind!
Target Black Friday Ad.
Newegg Black Friday Ad.
Walmart Black Friday Ad.
Sewell Display Link Adapter good Reviews.
Altona Wireless VGA.
New Sony Pro XDCAM
Full or Partial feeds you be the Judge.
Browser Compatibility Web testers.
Chrome Extensions Coming Soon!
New Facebook Worm!
Wikipedia Loosing Free Help.
What are you doing with Ssesmic?
Smoking Voids Apple Warranty!
Gmail Creator says email not going anywhere soon.
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GNC-2009-09-01 #507 Proud Dad Shares!



Big weekend for my son details in my show! Bad weekend for Hilton Hawaiian Village plus we have a time capsule winner of a $50.00 gift certificate. I spend some time of the Google and Amazon digital book debate going on, looking for Ohana weigh in. We had a great round table this weekend show will be posted shortly at TechPodcasts.com as well.

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Los Angeles Fires!
Book Publishers at War.
Cafe Wifi Users Spend Money?
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More predictions on what Apple will do with iPhone Carriers!
Wikipedia color code coming?
Old Version of IIS Major Hole!
300 Photoshop Resources!
Microsoft says Apple will control TV Industry?
Shuttle Arrives at ISS!
5 Million dollar bail for hacker not lowered?
Fringe stars to twitter re-run?
Death Match Leopard versus Windows 7
NFL may have no one watching due to Blackout!
Digiprotect appears to be trapping P2P users!
Recording Officials call Legislatures disgusting for supporting Fair Use!
A&E Fighting for Fair Use of Music!
Can Government jobs be cool?
Update your IE Browser feed a hungry American!
EC2 Monitor Instances Management Console.
Is College worth it in down economy?
Job Letter Dissected.
Netbook Sales Double!
Breathalyzer built into a Toyota!
OLED as cheap as printing newspaper!
Camtasia for Mac.
Telescopes in Antarctica!
Leopard Compatibility Program List!
Roz Savage headed to Tarawa!
Roz Savage on CNN!


GNC-2009-08-24 #505 Live from Silicon Valley



Ok meetup on Wednesday will be at 6:30pm at On the Border, in Milpitas (Hwy 880 and Hwy 237) see map link below all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP ASAP to geeknews@gmail.com Bandwidth is fantastic here at the Hilton in San Jose at the convention center 5 stars some other hotels could take some lessons from these folks.

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Mini Cameras trouble for ISP’s?
Yahoo updates Mail!
Clearwire may run out of Money?
Scoble 2000 Tech Trend Setters
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Co-Browsing Tools.
Wikipedia no longer open!
Flash Memory under fire from Patent Trolls.
Zune Applications?
Foreign Student attendance down.
Review cheating in the App Store!
Computer Modeling for Disease.
Mass Website Infections.
Shuttle Night Launch!
Snow Leopard available Friday!
Can AT&T keep up with demand?
Windows 7 eats batteries!
San Francisco Hacker reduced charges!
Is your PC Bot Infested?
Apple responds to FCC!
Microsoft launches OneApp
If you Multi-task you should read this.
1000 Cameras in Britain solves 1 crime.
Piratebay under take down attack!
Wisconsin Sports team sends bill to newspapers!
Gov’t tries to scare lawyers!


GNC-2009-05-29 #481 I lead off with PowerPress Update



Ok folks we have a Round Table coming up this weekend I hope you will stop by for the show. Details on the blog at TechPodcasts.com. Covered a lot of ground on this show ending with some amazing news about a Dutch music organization!

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Show Topic Notes:
Travel Honey to find your Car!
Palm Pre will Sync with iTunes!
Ultimate Chip Cooling
Party online likes its 1964!
ISS Image from Ground Telescope
Geek Gear!
Look mom no Finger Prints!
Zune HD Video and Overview
Hulu had a reason for putting Boxee in Penalty Box!
Wikipedia blocks Scientology IP’s
Woz amazed at Microsoft’s Bing.com
The Secret Newspaper Honcho Meeting to retake the world.
What Model of Camera is This?
New Mars Rover Named!
Soyuz off to ISS with 3 more Crew Members!
If you got this Ticket you would be mad.
Closest Supernova in 5 Years!
This is how F111 dumps Fuel
EFF comes up with some Instructional Material.
FCC to deal with Rural Broadband
Spam Levels reaching 90%
Acer Windows Home Server great Price!
Windows 7 SSD Performance.
Scan your Prints when leaving the US.
DNS should remain in US Control?
AT&T CEO says Data Consumption on Mobile Networks Killing Them!
Dutch Music Firm Gamble with Artist Earnings.
Honolulu Electronic Voting results in 6% turn out!