Contributions Made By New Editors Enhances Wikipedia’s Cumulative Growth

Each month, over 80,000 volunteers are engaged in editing Wikipedia pages. These Wikipedia editors and writers are anonymous. They work in an environment, which does not have any known lines of authority. Fifteen years after publishing the first article in the English Language, Wikipedia has 28 million known users, over 5 million articles and the Wikipedia Foundation. Two researchers, Aleksi Aaltonen and Stephan Seiler, were intrigued by Wikipedia’s ability to have unpaid editors. Aleksi works for Warwick Business School as an assistant professor of information systems. Stephan is an economist and serves as an associate professor of marketing at the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business. After conducting a comprehensive research, they concluded that the edits made to the articles attract editors whose Wiki edits catches the attention of new editors. In their research paper, the two friends said that the articles written between 2002 and 2010 were better and not longer. This research was published on the issue of Management Science of July 2016. This information was originally mentioned on Stanford Business as outlined in the following link https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/wikipedias-army-volunteer-editors-content-begets-content

Wikipedia editors from the service Get Your Wiki can help in creating and editing one’s business or individual profile. A Wikipedia page is considered a fundamental digital asset given that it is one of the websites that has the highest traffic in the world. Google Knowledge Graphs are populated using Google results that use Wikipedia information. As a crucial open-source community, anyone can edit a Wikipedia page. To this end, Get Your Wiki offers monitoring services to ensure that one’s page does not have malicious information that can hurt his or her business. In addition, Wikipedia has professional translators that can update a Wikipedia page by translating the page or pages into any language of one’s choice. This is done in an ethical manner considering that each community is guided by its own set of rules and regulations.

Wikipedia is regarded as an online encyclopedia. When used in an effective manner, it can serve as an effective marketing tool to one’s business. On the site, an individual can create a Wikipedia page and edit his or her business, biography or brand. Moreover, a well-written Wikipedia page can augment the reputation of one’s company. Accurate Wikipedia information adds prestige, credibility and authenticity to an individual’s brand or business. Many people have reported increased sales owing to the fact that decided to make a Wikipedia page or have one made for them to promote their businesses. Wikipedia pages augment the visibility of one’s business in the search engine results. On Google’s search results page, Wikipedia has real estates. To this end, a company’s page benefits from an automatic SEO boost on Google. This information was originally published on Jeff Bullas.

Michael Zomber Comments on Samurai Swords, Bushido and Other Oriental Culture

Michael Zomber’s portfolio includes books about oriental culture and American history. Some of his best-selling titles are Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai and Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. Both of these novels cover the rich history of Japan and other neighboring nations. In a podcast that was released on the iUniverse portal, Michael Zomber talks about Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. This podcast covers topics such as the plot of the title and Zomber’s inspiration for writing such a work.

Zomber boasts quite an impressive resume as a weapons historian. He has spent more than four decades compiling a collection of antique firearms and armor from various eras dating as far back as the 16th century. Some of his most valuable items include authentic samurai swords and armor. Additionally, he also owns some guns that have been used in combat by brilliant military leaders such as George Washington and Simon Bolivar. Zomber’s expertise on antique weapons was quite helpful in the production of shows that aired on the History Channel. For example, Michael Zomber appeared on the channel’s Guns of the Orient and Dueling Pistols. In each appearance, he takes on the role of an authoritative historian with a thorough understanding of the technical, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of weapons.

Based on his resume, it is easy to label Michael Zomber as a weapons fanatic. However, he actually takes a peaceful approach to modern guns. In fact, Zomber admits that he is a pacifist deep down in his heart. He has been quite active in global peace initiatives that are sponsored by organizations such as Amnesty International. Zomber simply admires antique weapons that no longer have the capability to inflict any harm on anyone. He is not a big fan of contemporary machine guns and other powerful firearms that can cause extensive damage to innocent people. As a father of two children, Michael Zomber hopes to pass down his peaceful views to them. Nevertheless, Zomber continues to maintain close relations with firearms experts in Pennsylvania and other surrounding states.

Dick DeVos: A Driven Entrepreneur And Philanthropist

Dick DeVos is one of Michigan’s most affluent figures, with a net worth reported at $5.1 billion, making him the 67th richest man in the US. But Dick DeVos has dedicated his work to helping others, and in addition to serving with many for profit as well as non-profit groups, he’s raised awareness for many social causes such as education, healthcare, and the environment. Of the many prominent boards he’s served on, some include the NBA’s Orlando Magic, where he was president from 1991-1993, the Michigan State Board of Education from 1990-1992, Chairman at RDV Coporation, the Board of Directors at the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of Grand Action Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Health Care Foundation. Dick and his wife Betsy have given to local charities and conservative political causes through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation.

Dick DeVos was born into an entrepreneurial family, the son of Richard DeVos, the founder and former CEO of one of America’s top direct selling enterprises, Amway. DeVos saw the operations of the business growing up, and after he earned his bachelor’s from Northwood University, he went to work for Amway, a part of the business for nearly 20 years, and he became the CEO when his father Richard retired. As CEO of Amway, he expanded company operations all across the globe and made them one of the most profitable privately owned companies in the US. He stepped down from his CEO position at Amway in 2002 and now is president at the Windquest Group financial firm.

Education is one of Dick DeVos’s largest passions, and in addition to serving on various boards of trustees at local universities, he and his wife have been instrumental in starting up school voucher programs. The DeVos’s are staunch advocates of schools of choice and believe every child should have a chance at the best education they can get, and Dick DeVos’s Education Freedom Fund is a program that aims to accomplish just that. Dick also founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a first of its kind charter school at an airfield near Grand Rapids.

Dick DeVos also loves art and gave a large donation in 2010 to the Kennedy Center’s art institution, thereby having it renamed as the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. DeVos has also written a book called Rediscovering American Values, a book that is meant to inspire people to work hard and pursue the American dream. But when he isn’t too busy, you might find Dick at the Chicago-Mackinac race, a race for sailing vessels down Lake Michigan.