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    • The Truth According To Wikipedia

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      Having to learn or find information, most people usually immediately refer to Wikipedia for the answers. The website, which has dubbed itself as the “free encyclopedia of the people”, attracts millions of traffic daily. It’s not just a source of reference for students who want to finish their papers. Everyone who want to learn more about a certain topic turn to the site for information.

      But is Wikipedia’s reliabilty 100% accurate? And are people aware of how this site operates and where the information they are gathering are coming from?

      This documentary, as directed by IJsbrand van Veelen, delves deep into the popularity of Wikipedia and examines whether or not the site is helpful or harmful.

      In his exploration, van Veelen learns that Wikipedia, in its beginnings, only had five employees working under it. And as it is today, the site operates through donations and fundings.

      Interviews from well-known and significant personalities such as Wikipedia founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, Wikipedia contributors, and Encyclop√¶dia Britannica’s Editor-in-Chief Robert McHenry, provide a clearer insight to the validity of the website. It also touches on censorship in China, and how finding free access to any information has significantly changed the way of the world.

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      Published on January 24, 2010 · Filed under: Science, Technology
    • Umbreona Dark

      Wikipedia is quickly becoming the modern Library of Alexandria. Hopefully it will not burn and leave us in intellectual ruin like its ancestor.

    • Umbreona Dark

      One of the problems with the idea that something like Wikipedia is always wrong BECAUSE it is not a Book. Anyone can write a book and get it published and that Book can be JUST AS WRONG as anything on the web. Likewise many "experts" can be wrong because they want to stick vehemently to a theory or set of information even if it is proven later to be blatantly wrong. Science drifts into the realm of religion at a frightening pace because people do not like to be thought of as being wrong especially if they are anyone of repute.

      Wikipedia is like a modern version of the libary of Alexandria. We can only hope that it does not burn down and leave us in another intellectual void like its ancestor.

    • Orius

      Well if you took Wikipedia as 100% Fact without relising this then your either naive or just an ass….

    • AdamTM

      That author dude reminds me of the catholic church at the invention of the printing-press.

      BUT WEEEEE HAVE THE MONOPOLY ON THE TRUTH!!11one

    • Swinkels

      The theory is that because wikipedia is a useless resource because anybody can add to it falls apart when you actually use it, for me it's been a fantastic starting point of research for just about anything.
      Sure, sometimes it is what it is, but wikipedia has it's place just as peer-reviewed publications and text books have theirs.

    • Thundercat

      The fact that there already exists online references ad encyclopedias that have correct information at the touch of a key is what gets me. The only thing Wikipedia has going for it is its free.