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If you heard that a group of people were creating, editing, and maintaining Wikipedia articles related to brands, firms and individuals, you could point out, correctly, that this is the entire point of Wikipedia. It is, after all, the “encyclopaedia that anyone can

As Wikipedia reaches its 15th birthday, our perception of the free online encyclopaedia feels quite different to when it was launched. The controversy and excitement that surrounded the service in the early days has passed. This isn’t surprising. An encyclopaedia is, after all, supposed to be merely

Wikipedia is often seen as a great equaliser. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collaborate on a seemingly endless range of topics by writing, editing and discussing articles, and uploading images and video content. But it’s starting to look like global coverage on Wikipedia is far

The developers of a new, small-form-factor computer aimed at South African schools hope their invention will have an impact on the quality of the country’s education. The EduCube, developed in South Africa, is aimed at pupils all the way from grade one to matric and offers a range of educational

As a fourth-generation clan chief of a village in rural Cameroon, Gaston Donnat Bappa’s daily life is steeped in tradition.The 200 residents of the village have little if any access to electric power, phones, TV or radio – but the IT engineer, consultant and specialist has been immersed in the world of technology

The Hidden Wiki. Situated deep in the Internet’s underbelly, it is where you can apparently find everything you would need to take over a country, or break away from an existing one to form your own: contract killers, mercenaries, guns to arm them with and “how-to” manuals that advise exactly the strategy required

When he isn’t talking at technology conferences and seminars, or travelling to them, 49-year-old Steve Song lives and works in Durbanville near Cape Town. He’s perhaps best known for his map of the various submarine cables that have landed in Africa in recent years, and for his passionate advocacy of the use of television white-spaces

It seems such an obvious truth now: the Internet can be catalyst for political and social change. But until the Arab Spring of 2011 few people fully realised or believed quite how powerful it could be. Now the US government, accustomed to celebrating the democratising power of the Internet, is getting a taste of