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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License).

This Wikipedia is written in English. Started in 2001 ( 2001 ), it currently contains 4,627,002 articles. Many other Wikipedias are available; some of the largest are listed below.

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A lithograph depicting the Battle of Fort Sanders, the decisive engagement of the 1863 Knoxville Campaign during the American Civil War. The Confederate army, under Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, attacked the Union salient of Fort Sanders. Although he had superior numbers, Longstreet planned poorly and was unable to break through the fort's defenses; he called off his attack after 20 minutes.

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Wiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interview with Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki In a typical wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language (known as..

Edit wars can also occur as users repetitively revert a page to the version they favor. Some wiki software allows an administrator to stop such edit wars by locking a page from further editing until a decision has been made on what version of the page would be most appropriate.

Cunningham was in part inspired by Apple's HyperCard, which he had used before but which was single-user. Apple had designed a system allowing users to create virtual "card stacks" supporting links among the various cards. Cunningham developed Vannevar Bush's ideas by allowing users to "comment on and change one another's text." Cunningham says his goals were to link together the experiences of multiple people to create a new literature to document programming patterns, and to harness people's natural desire to talk and l stories with a technology that would feel comfortable to those not used to "authoring".

Links are created using a specific syntax, the so-called "link pattern" (also see CURIE ).

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Search engine optimization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Search engine optimization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.. Dismissed—With Sanctions Against KinderStart's Counsel". Google".

Search engine crawlers may look at a number of different factors when crawling a site. Not every page is indexed by the search engines. Distance of pages from the root directory of a site may also be a factor in whether or not pages get crawled.

By relying so much on factors such as keyword density which were exclusively within a webmaster's control, early search engines suffered from abuse and ranking manipulation. To provide better results to their users, search engines had to adapt to ensure their results pages showed the most relevant search results, rather than unrelated pages stuffed with numerous keywords by unscrupulous webmasters.

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Ebola virus disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ebola virus disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ebola virus disease (EVD), (Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF)) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by ebolavirus. Signs and.

Handling infected dead bodies is a risk, including embalming. Because dead bodies are still infectious, traditional burial rituals may spread the disease. Nearly two thirds of the cases of Ebola infections in Guinea during the 2014 outbreak are believed to have been contracted via unprotected (or unsuitably protected) contact with infected corpses during certain Guinean burial rituals.

The virus is acquired by contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected human or other animal. This may also occur by direct contact with a recently contaminated item.

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Steve Jobs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Steve Jobs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs 3] was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple.

In 1978, Apple recruited Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO for what turned out to be several turbulent years. In 1983, Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to serve as Apple's CEO, asking, "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?".

In 1976, Wozniak single-handedly invented the Apple I computer. After Wozniak showed it to Jobs, who suggested that they sell it, they and Ronald Wayne formed Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs's parents in order to sell it.

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