Wikipedia’s Goal: 1 Billion Monthly Visitors by 2015

first_imgTags:#news#web The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of Wikipedia and nearly a dozen other wiki-based projects, announced its five-year strategic plan today. The plan is the product of a collaborative effort that began in 2009 and involved more than 1,000 participants from around the world. In it, the organization lays out a number of goals it hopes to reach by 2015, including increasing the number of editors, articles, users and more.After more than a year in the making, Wikimedia released the final version today, saying that it is “energized and enthusiastic about where Wikimedia is heading.”The plan itself is an impressive oeuvre in its own right and showcases the potential of the Wikimedia community. Not only is it the product of more than 1,000 contributors, but it was birthed from more than 50 languages, 900 separate proposals, and hundreds of discussions, “both face-to-face in cities around the world, and via IRC, Skype, mailing lists and wiki pages.” In the process, the team of collaborators created 1,470 content pages which have been summarized and condensed into this final strategic plan (.pdf).According to the announcement, there are a number of metrics Wikimedia will go by to determine success. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Increase the total number of people served to 1 billion Increase the amount of information we offer to 50 million Wikipedia articles Ensure information is high quality by increasing the percentage of material  reviewed to be of high or very high quality by 25 percent Encourage readers to become contributors by increasing the number of total editors per month who made >5 edits to 200,000 Support healthy diversity in the editing community by doubling the percentage of female editors to 25 percent and increasing the number of Global South editors to 37 percent So how far does it have to go? Currently, Wikipedia serves just over 400 million unique visitors monthly (it had 414 million in January) and contains just under 18 million articles across all languages. In December, there were nearly 80,000 “active editors,” which are defined as editors who make five or more edits a month. That means that Wikipedia is looking to more than double both its traffic and its active editors over the next five years. What will it take to reach these goals? The first step to serving a billion people monthly is creating the infrastructure to handle this sort of traffic. To do that, Wikipedia will create new data centers and deploy caching centers in a number of locations. In order to increase participation and editor retention, the organization also plans on a number of outreach initiatives, as well as developing tools like a rich-text editor to simplify the editing process. Most importantly, Wikimedia will need money and lots of it. How much? More than 3 times the $16 million the foundation raised at the end of 2010.Remember that banner ad featuring Jimmy Wales’ pleading mug? You’re likely to see that a lot more over years to come.last_img read more

If You Are Going to Talk a Big Game

first_imgIf you are going to talk a big game, it’s important you understand what is necessary to back it up.Talking BigIt is easy to talk a big game. It’s easy to sound as if what you are doing is going to amaze and astound, that your goals are going to exceed anyone’s wildest expectations, and to exaggerate what you can do as a way to impress.But talking big and producing big results are mostly negatively correlated, as those who talk a big game often play the smallest of all games. So small, in fact, as to make their game invisible. Which isn’t to say that you shouldn’t publicly commit to doing big things, just that you must be prepared to back up your big words.Thinking BigBig talkers want you to believe that they are thinking big. “Why not shoot for the moon, the proverbial moonshot that changes everything,” says the big talker who wants you to believe he thinks big.Those who truly think big don’t pretend that they’re not going to have to overcome challenges and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. They don’t ignore reality. The big thinking the big thinker does is not only what they will accomplish, but also all the many problems large and small they will need to solve.Those who sincerely think big and talk big play a big game where it counts the most.Act BigThose who think big and talk big truly intend to create big, transformational results. But what separates those who truly intend to do big things from those who talk a big game or masquerade as someone who thinks big is the fact those who produce big results also take big actions. They do everything they say they will do and more, with big discipline, big effort, big resourcefulness, and big persistence, all integral ingredients to big results.Those who do big things and produce big results execute. Because they are busy working on doing something big, they don’t have a lot of time for big talk. Because they think big, they spend most of their time working on how to produce the result they want, which is chiefly made up of solving big problems.Think big, talk big, and back it up with big action.last_img read more

Arunachal govt. erects statue to honour Bhupen Hazarika

first_imgThe Arunachal Pradesh government has erected a statue of legendary music composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State.The ten-foot bronze statue, sculpted by Biren Singh of Guwahati, was erected in the village this year. It would be formally unveiled in the early part of 2018, an official said.“The State government had allocated Rs. 30 lakh for the statue in 2015 as a tribute to the legendary singer. Bhupen da is more an Arunachalee than an Assamese,” Director of Research Department Batem Pertin said.Bolung village is adjacent to Assam’s Sadiya area where his parents lived. He was often carried to the village by his elders. Later as a boy he also moved around the village frequently, an official said.Mr. Pertin said that the government in 2016-17 also allocated Rs. 70 lakh for erection of two statues of Hazarika at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district and Itanagar.Mr. Pertin, also the general secretary of the A.P. Literary Society, said that due to persuasion of the society, the government approved the Bolung project. “The land was donated by the sons of former MLA of Arunachal Pradesh Provisional Legislative Assembly Gora Pertin,” Mr. Pertin said.last_img read more

ONE: Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong hands Jihin Radzuan her first loss

first_imgGina Iniong uses all her tools to grind out a split-decision victory over the previously unbeaten Jihin Radzuan! #WeAreONE #ClashOfLegends #Bangkok #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/CLq1AhPJjD— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 16, 2019Gina Iniong dedicated her fight against Jihin Radzuan to her family and most especially to her mother, who is battling cancer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIniong did her loved ones proud.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Iniong redeemed herself from a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Istela Nunes last July.The Baguio City native now owns an 8-4 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 29-year-old Iniong came away with a split decision victory over Radzuan in ONE: Clash of Legends Saturday night at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Carlo Peñalosa takes home another KO victory View commentslast_img read more

TCI Junior Tourism Minister represents well in Curacao

first_img Related Items:blythe clare, curacao, william elliot, youth congress Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos Junior Tourism Minister – William Elliot – is hailed as an example of greatness by Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson after a stellar presentation at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth Congress. While Tourism government and business leaders were in talks at the State of the Industry gathering, as is customary, the junior tourism ministers of the countries of the region were engrossed in their own activities. William Elliot is the current junior minister for the Turks and Caicos and while he did not place, PDM Leader Sharlene Robinson gushed over his presentation and reactions to it. “I have never been more proud of William… I sat and watched for over three hours waiting to hear our Junior Minister speak and then to hear the winners announced. Though disappointed and admittedly confused that we did not place, William’s presentation from content to delivery was first place quality.” Each junior tourism minister had the task of marketing their country as the ultimate destination. State of the Industry and the Youth Congress was this year held in Curacao. William was accompanied by Tourism Education Officer, Blythe Clare. PAR wins Curacao electionslast_img read more

Spending Caps Limit Funding for Facility Needs Officials Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR All three military departments are accepting risks to their facilities in their fiscal 2017 budget requests by postponing needed sustainment and restoration projects, the Pentagon’s top installation officials told lawmakers Thursday.Insufficient investment in recent years has resulted in the degradation of many Navy installations’ piers, runways and other facilities, Steven Iselin, principal deputy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, told the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.The Air Force included funding in its budget proposal for only 30 construction projects out of 500 requested by major commands, said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, reported Military Times. She said she expects the backlog of degrading facilities to grow.About 15 percent of DOD facilities are in “failing” condition and about 12 percent are in “poor” condition, Pete Potochney, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, told the panel.Officials “are doing the best we can in making sure dollars are spent wisely and to compete for those resources in this budget environment,” Potochney said. “Facilities degrade more slowly than readiness, and in a constrained budget environment, it is responsible to take risk in facilities first,” he said.The witnesses’ written testimony and a webcast of the hearing can be found on the committee website.last_img read more

Audi can help you catch the next traffic light in four new

first_img 26 Photos 1 Audi 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Commentcenter_img Audi E-Tron GT concept on the streets of Los Angeles Since debuting its Traffic Light Information system way back in 2016, Audi has been slowly establishing partnerships with local municipalities to bring it to more intersections in more places. Today, Audi is announcing another four cities in the US, effectively doubling the number of traffic lights that it can monitor here. The TLI system relies on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications to wirelessly send the timing of a municipality’s traffic lights directly to the car using its integrated LTE connectivity. The car then uses that information to say, if you’re waiting at a red light, how much longer it will stay red. Or, if you’re approaching a “stale” green light that’s about to change, the car can tell you that you’re not going to make it, meaning you might as well just coast to a stop and save both some gas and your brakes. The timers and instructions appear on both Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system and on the heads-up display, if equipped, letting drivers know whether they have time to queue up another playlist before the light turns green, or if they should stop rocking and get ready to roll. The four new cities going live today are Denver, Colorado; White Plains, New York; Gainesville, Florida and Orlando, Florida. That’s a total of 13 cities in the US where the service works, or some 4,700 intersections. If you find yourself commuting through one of those 13, then lucky you, but you will need to pay for the privilege of receiving that sweet metadata. TLI is part of Audi’s Connect Prime services package, which costs $199 for six months or $499 for 18 months. You do, at least, get the first six months free.  Share your voice Tags Auto Tech Audilast_img read more