Has Jimmy Wales' marauding encyclopedic beast finally corrupted the Internet? Has Wikipedia lost all credibility, its purportedly neutral system compromised by toxic editors? Or have "skeptics" leveled the playing field?
A group of researchers and archivists approached me awhile back to explain how Wikipedia works and offered to mediate. They informed me that the problems that are occurring are not because of Wikipedia's rules and policies, but despite them.
I used to have edit rights to Wikipedia. I obtained them to correct inaccuracies in the "C.G. Jung" entry, but after a while I gave up. Why? Because anyone who registers can go in and say pretty much whatever they like -- unless it's true.
One of the Internet's most popular websites is the free online encyclopedia called Wikipedia. The site is viewed as an objective source of information...
4. Formicophilia: It's like a foot fetish, except instead of feet, it's insects crawling on your skin.
With a direct connection to Wikipedia, WikiBear is truly the world's smartest teddy bear. That is because this interactive teddy resorts to crowd-sourced knowledge for his brains.
Soon a new genre of software called collective intelligence could make Wikipedia seem primitive. Collective intelligence software will enable hundreds or even thousands of people to come together online to discuss ideas and generate new thoughts and knowledge.
Eschewing insurance in favor of joining "a nationwide network of Christians who save money by sharing each other's medical bills" may not bring on the wrath of the the IRS -- but there could be punishing bills from medical providers.
"We beat out the ability of our children to dream."
I had to unfollow thousands of morons and lunatics on Twitter before finally landing in a comfortable space where I can read my feed without feeling overwhelmed by the urge to smash my iPad to bits. But you won't have to -- as I have done the work for you.
Your attempt to parse the copyright laws to assert that speeches are in a different category than written pieces is just nonsense. Your defensive denials of wrong-doing are fooling no one.
There are new revelations in the evolving Rand Paul plagiarism scandal! As it turns out, not only has the senator repeatedly lifted material verbatim from newspaper columns, magazines, books and even Wikipedia -- now he's trying to steal the plot of Les Miserables.
We live in a skeptical age because the cornerstone of science, "Everything must be verified" is a skeptical position.
Losing my job for blowing the whistle on Bank of America felt like the entire world got turned upside down. Cut off from Corporate America and facing ...
I guess the freeze is over on my Wikipedia entry because this morning, according to Wikipedia, I am not only a "Jewish Television producer" but also a Holocaust Survivor!
Do you want to see what God is like? It just got harder to do so on Wikipedia. Wikipedia still has an article called "God," and it hosts a range of ever-changing perspectives.