You’ve probably wondered about the factual accuracy of entries in Wikipedia; but have you ever thought about the epistemological foundation on which Wikipedia is based? This article makes you think about the value placed on “group wisdom” vs. individual expert knowledge. Particularly interesting, the author of the article has unsuccessfully attempted to correct inaccuracies in his own wikipedia entry, which is a major wiki-sin. The apparent “wisdom” of the masses (as long as the “wisdom” can be attributed to an outside resource) outweighs one’s own expert knowledge…. read more in “Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth” in Technology Review.
Mob rules in Wikipedia October 27th, 2008
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