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Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Game Is On

Gamification. One of those horrible buzzwords that are thrown around by everyone these days, between “cloud computing” and “the internet of things” (as opposed to the internet of people fitted with ethernet jacks, or those who get a good WiFi signal on their tooth fillings). Sure enough, gamification in the Wiki-verse has not been met […]

Is it a bot? Is it a user?

So I was recently blocked on Wikidata. That was one day after I passed a quarter million edits there. These two events are related, in an odd way. I have been using one of my tools to perform some rudimentary mass-adding of information; specifically, the tool was adding “instance of:human” to all Wikidata items in […]