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Making Wikipedia more useful

The encyclopedia's USP is crowd-sourcing; it allows anybody to make an entry about pretty much anything and it's designed for easy cross-referencing and linking

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta

Singer and composer, Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong decided, understandably enough, that she needed to shorten her name when she went professional. By the late 1990s, she had attained a fair degree of success as just “Dido”.

A few years later, she ended up cursing herself for picking that particular diminutive. By the time the online crowd-sourced encyclopedia Wikipedia launched in 2001, she was certainly “notable” enough to merit an entry there. Some vandals with a warped sense of humour kept inserting the letter “L” into the ...

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First Published: Sat, November 09 2019. 02:07 IST
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