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6. Half of all Wikipedia edits are made by bots
There's no doubt Wikipedia editors work hard to battle the vitriol, the graffiti, and the occasional defacement from vandals and the like. But, it turns out much of the work is carried out by automated scripts and servers.
A new study determined about 46 percent of all edits on the online crowdsourced encyclopedia was conducted by "bots," but varied depending on which language version the researchers monitored. Wikipedia researchers said it's one of the keys to the site's success by fixing grammar and simple spelling mistakes.
7. Forget the 'dark web': You can buy a gun on Facebook
Facebook may still be the go-to place to show off snaps from the streets and the latest gossip from school or work, but it also has a darker side, according to reports. First featured in VentureBeat, one reporter was able to obtain a firearm in just 15 minutes, with dozens of pages set-up to buy the illegal weapons.
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8. Here's why some XP users refuse to upgrade
Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP! At least, it will be soon. We are rapidly approaching April, where the 12-year-old operating system will be put out to pasture by Microsoft in favour of newer Windows' versions. It's not to say that there are some who will need to have their install disc prised out of their cold, dead hands, though.
This week we got an inside look at some of the reasons why some are sticking to their guns. Not least, some are likening the end-of-support to the "Y2K" bug, and the difficulty in upgrading to Windows 7, for instance, because existing apps simply won't run.