Tag Archives: online encyclopedia

Wikipedia Goes to Washington

By | February 9, 2006

All this stuff about people obsessively airbrushing their Wikipedia biographies is getting out of hand. In December we heard that even Jimmy Wales himself, the guy who has done more than anyone else to make Wikipedia what it is now, was not above tweaking the entry on himself. My conclusion then was that Of course, Wales is not… Read More »

Wikipedia, Sex Offenders, Dukes and Good Journalism

By | January 14, 2006

Another twist to the whole discussion about accuracy on Wikipedia, as well as the news that some individuals obsessively monitor and tweak their biographies on the site: the ABC reports that Student Reporters Expose ‘Royal’ Sex Offender: Student reporters at a Minnesota high school exposed a prospective transfer who said he was a member of the British royal… Read More »

The Last Chapter in the Wikipedia Tale?

By | December 11, 2005

So we now know who was behind the Wikipedia Seigenthaler entry : the prankster has confessed. It started as a joke and ended up as a shot heard round the Internet, with the joker quitting his job and Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, suffering a blow to its credibility. A man in Nashville, Tenn., has admitted that, in trying… Read More »