Wikipedia Authorship and Vandalism
"An ongoing study by University of Minnesota researchers has revealed that only one-tenth of 1 percent of Wikipedia editors account for nearly half the content value of the free online encyclopedia, as measured by readership. In addition, the computer science and engineering faculty and students have discovered that few edits inflict damage on the content and damage is typically fixed quickly.
The results of their study are reported in the academic research paper titled Creating, Destroying and Restoring Value in Wikipedia." [RJ]
Cell Phones Powered by Google's Android
Google just released a software development kit for Android, its open-source mobile software platform. So what does it look like? Take a look at c|net's Google Android slide show. [JH]
Search Technology from the Other Side of the Pond
In the first of several articles on European search engine research, Pandia takes a look at the French search engine Quaero. Check it out. [JH]
Yahoo Settles Suit Over Jailed Chinese Dissidents
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Defamation Suit Against Anonymous Blogger Dismissed
Adjunct Law Prof Blog editor Mitchell H. Rubinstein has the story. [JH]
CNN Opens I-Report Hub in Second Life
CNN's in-world I-Report hub includes a news desk where CNN producers will hold weekly editorial discussions, and an amphitheater for larger in-world events, such as training sessions and appearances by CNN anchors and correspondents. Details. [JH]
Is Google a Tax Evader?
Cincinnati law prof Paul Caron has the story on TaxProf Blog. [JH]