The Register has an article Who owns you ... / 2005-12-06

2005-12-06 The Register has an article Who owns you ...
The Register has an article Who owns your Wikipedia bio? looking at the problems with the quality of articles in Wikipedia, especially when it comes to pages about public or less-public persons. Jason Scott (the same guy from the BBS documentary) also did a good article The Great Failure of Wikipedia where he explains how Wikipedia will be a failure in the long run. Especially with Wikipedia being mentioned more and more, people that like to cause mischief will be able to do more damage. And vandals are easy to see (browse the edit history of the user page of Linuxbeak for samples of when someone is very interested in keeping a page correct or at least with his version of facts) but minor changes that look legitimate but are in fact incorrect can cause enormous damages (a few cases have been very visible recently).


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