A simple search of published court decisions shows that Wikipedia is frequently cited by judges around the country, involving serious issues and the bizarre "” such as a 2005 tax case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals concerning the definition of "beverage" that involved hundreds of thousands of dollars, and, just this week, a case in Federal District Court in Florida that involved the term "booty music" as played during [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Wikis’ Category
Apparently PBWiki has upgraded their WYSIWYG Editor – I didn’t even know that they had one. I just edited my schedule on the CIL wiki and had my first experience with the new and improved editor – and it’s a bit annoying for someone who knows how to code – but I can see how it will be very handy in making PBWiki more accessible to others.
I just found this very interesting article in InformationWeek which predicts the fall of Wikipedia [via Law Librarian Blog]. Wikipedia will fail in four years, crushed under the weight of an automated assault by marketers and others seeking online traffic. It’s a pretty interesting article – and could very well be true – as spammers and marketers learn to automate edits to the online encyclopedia for their own benefit it’s [ Read More ]
The Wall Street Journal Online has an interesting email conversation between Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Dale Hoiberg, editor-in-chief of Britannica. For those of you who are behind on the encyclopedia debate you can find my other posts here, here and here. The “discussion” starts with Wales stating: The strengths include a much greater timeliness, a much more comprehensive coverage, and the wide range of inputs means a good [ Read More ]
Sorry I couldn’t resist. I’m sure you remember the Nature/Britannica debate back in December of 2005 and March of this year. If you don’t you can read about it here and here. Well yesterday Tom at Tombrarian posted a link to the response from Nature to Britannica’s claims that their article was not written in a fair manner.
I haven’t finished reading yet – but I can tell this is going to be a good article. Take a look at The Hive published in The Atlantic Monthly. It’s an article about Wikipedia and its history.
Wired News has an article about Wiki.com. Launched over the weekend, Wiki.com joins the already populous field of do-it-yourself wiki sites, which allow anyone to add and edit content on a specified topic. In its first day live, visitors have been snapping up subdomains with topical words, like soccer.wiki.com, or common first names. Currently, anyone can register a subdomain on Wiki.com. Registrants must give permission to allow others to add [ Read More ]
Have you seen this video yet? Stephen Colbert on Wikiality. I’ve seen it mentioned too many places to give credit to everyone – but today I saw it on Information Wants to be Free.
Last week was my birthday so I had some time off of work and then some time catching up at work. I’m also on the board of directors for our township’s adult education program and we’re desperately trying to build onto our class offerings, but unlike the other area night schools, ours is not supported by the school district. So I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to come [ Read More ]