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A World without Wikipedia

Image from: Gayvoronskaya_yana / Shutterstock During the SOPA and PIPA protests last Wednesday, we got a glimpse of an alternative universe:  A world without Wikipedia. Granted, there were ways around Wikipedia’s blockade.  And granted, Wikipedia’s site had a strong message on it that probably affected Internet behavior unto itself. That is, many visitors to Wikipedia’s site probably turned to news sources to learn more about why their encyclopedia was unavailable.

‘Arab Spring’: A Test for Journalism and the Rise of Al Jazeera in the West

Much of the attention of the world has been focused on the Middle East this spring between the riots, revolutions, and breaking news across the region. From Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and most recently, the death of Osama bin Laden, important changes have been taking place in the Middle East that directly affect people all over the world. While there’s been a lot of talk about how