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Wikimedia Foundation votes to start a travel guide – as Wikitravel implodes

The Wikimedia Foundation has decided to create a travel guide in the mold of its non-profit, user-written and search engine results-hogging Wikipedia.

The foundation’s board of trustees on July 11 approved a proposal to launch an advertisement-free travel guide and noted that 31 of the 48 administrators of the Internet Brands-owned Wikitravel have pledged to join forces with the Wikimedia Foundation’s travel guide website.

The foundation indicated that Wikitravel is the current leader in travel wikis, but its advertisements and monetization efforts may turn off travelers and would-be contributors.

In addition, the foundation argues that Internet Brands has failed to keep pace with the times and that Wikitravel suffers from a “lack of technical support/feature development.”

Jani Patokallio, a Wikitravel admin based in Melbourne, Australia, wrote about the editors’ mass exodus from Wikitravel, and told Skift that the situation there had reached “the boiling point.”

 

Source: Skift – Wikipedia Parent to Launch Travel Guide with Wikitravel Rebels

 

 

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You know you're a dictator when…you own the golden gun (Libya's Gaddafi) (photo)

The story on this photo is that the rebel groups were searching for Libya’s ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi. They found him alive in a sewer (photo below) and he immediately said “don’t shoot.”

Ten minutes later Al-Jazeera is broadcasting an image of him beaten, bloody, and dead. After which celebrations reverberated throughout the city with this young man leading them, golden gun in hand.

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You know you’re a dictator when…you own the golden gun (Libya’s Gaddafi) (photo)

The story on this photo is that the rebel groups were searching for Libya’s ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi. They found him alive in a sewer (photo below) and he immediately said “don’t shoot.”

Ten minutes later Al-Jazeera is broadcasting an image of him beaten, bloody, and dead. After which celebrations reverberated throughout the city with this young man leading them, golden gun in hand.

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