Not only the world’s largest text-based MMO, Wikipedia is a staple of the Internet user’s information diet. Because of this, Wikipedia is also laden with manipulation, forgery, and the downright unscrupulous. In a never before seen presentation, Virgil will mine deep into the bowels of Wikipedia to unearth nefarious deeds whose perpetrators never thought would see the light of day. New software will be released at this talk. If you liked WikiScanner, you will like this more.
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We discuss Wikipedia Story, and invite listeners to help edit what will become the final chapter of the book that will be published in 2009. And we discuss a surprising finding related to [[Philosophy]].
Is Wikipedia a evil place we should ignore, or a useful resource for our learners?
James, Nick and Lisa discuss the merits and challenges of using Wikipedia, and provide advice and guidance on how and when it should be used by practitioners and learners.
This is the nineteenth e-Learning Stuff Podcast, W.. W.. W.. W.. Wikipedia.
As it enters its tenth year, we look at the history and evolution of Wikipedia, which by allowing people from opposite sides of the world to contribute, has grown into one of the most popular websites on the internet.
What does the future hold for the site? Will it simply be replaced by another way of sharing knowledge on a mass level? Or will Wikipedia one day contain the sum of human knowledge? And are there any downsides to this democratisation of information?