Friday, December 7, 2007

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Wikipedians?

There are some juicy controversies brewing at the happy butterflies and flowers paradise that is Wikipedia.org.

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain

Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia


Both stories I discovered via the wonders of SlashDot.

3 comments:

Cowboy the Cat said...

Splotch,

Thanks a lot for this! I often link to wikipedia articles in my posts, but I also try to read through them before linking to them to see that they are (for the most part) truthful. I hope there are not too many people out there who take everything on wikipedia as God's truth.

I have read some rather biased articles myself. It is the major problem with a free-edited "encyclopedia".

Everybody has to know that wikipedia should only be one of many sources when you are trying to learn about a subject. And to take everything you read there with a grain (or pound) of salt.

Thanks again!

Liberality said...

well now I can see why at school we are not allowed to use wikipedia as a source. good post!

Freida Bee said...

Yes, we have not been able to use Wikipedia as a source at school, but for math information it is invaluable. When I don't know WTF my Number Theory teacher was talking about The folks who contribute to) Wikipedia explain(s) it coherently.

Want to piss away 3 hours on a Sunday, but don't have a blog? I was going to say read a plethora of worthwhile information on Wikipedia, but I'll recommend the blog. I have pissed away far more time on a blog than Wikipedia, and YouTube combined.

Wait why was I commenting?