Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Wikipedia movie (trailer)

Nicole Campos
If one is an old hand at ye olde internets, one probably already knows that collaborative resource sites (which anyone can edit) should always be sourced and quoted with a grain [a unit of measurement] of salt. "Truth In Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia" seeks not only to explain why -- vast and comprehensive on subject matter though it is -- the free online encyclopedia site should not necessarily be treated as gospel. It should give us some insight into its creation. For example, founder Jimmy Wales still makes no money off the enormously popular site. The film examines how the hierarchy of editors work, along with the ramifications of Wikipedia's explosion as the go-to source of information.

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