Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of the Information Age

Within hours of her death, Anna Nicole Smith's listing in Wikipedia was already updated to reflect this information. There is some controversy about vandalism on her Wikipedia entry, and there might be some temporary restrictions on editing.

Bottom Line: What now happens in minutes or hours (updating information in online encyclopedias like Wikipedia) used to take years (annual or bi-annual updates of the Encyclopedia Britanica).

1 Comments:

At 2/08/2007 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you trust information that mutates before your eyes as various and unknown individuals with various and generally leftish/trollish bent put their own spin on everything?

 

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