Robert Hampton

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3rd August 2006

Babar getting busy

It seems as though Wikipedia is being mentioned in the media a lot recently; unfortunately a lot of the publicity has been negative.

The Register has had the knives out for Wikipedia for quite a while now. More recently, The Onion hit the nail on the head with a great article on the subject.

On his US talk show Monday night, Stephen Colbert waxed lyrical on the concept of Wikiality — the idea that a false statement will become accepted as truth if it’s placed on a Wiki — and the Wikipedia entry on Elephants has been under siege ever since.

It’s quite amusing really. I like Wikipedia — I have even contributed a couple of edits — but surely the site’s founders recognised that an “encyclopedia” that is editable anonymously by anyone is a disaster waiting to happen.

2 Responses
  1. Comment by Rob
    6th August 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Hey rob, whats your e-mail address? Mine is above, get in contact, mmm yes?

  2. Comment by Robert
    7th August 2006 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve just sent an e-mail. Let me know if you don’t get it; e-mails seem to be flaky at this end recently.