By William Burns
Yesterday on Sharyl Attkisson’s show Full Measure, Wikipediocracy’s own Greg Kohs explained how editors with an agenda warp and distort what readers see on the world’s most popular online encyclopedia.
Sharyl Atkisson’s Full Measure
April 17, 2016 — Right now, this very second, people are busily editing away on the website Wikipedia, at a rate of more than ten edits per second. There are over five million articles written in English on Wikipedia, with a thousand being added every day.
But there’s a dark side to Wikipedia you probably don’t know about. The promise of accurate, neutral articles and privacy for contributors is often just a mirage, according to two insiders. They say they’ve been left battle-scarred after troubling personal encounters with the world’s most popular encyclopedia.
…continue reading Full Measure covers The Dark Side of Wikipedia
As the Twenty-First Century drags on, more and more aspects of our daily lives are dominated by digital gizmos, and more and more common tasks are automated. So, then, why not Wikipedia? In recent years, automated programs, also known as robots or “bots,” have demonstrated that they can sign comments left on talk pages, revert vandalism, check for copyright violations on new pages, add or remove protection templates, and archive talk pages more expeditiously, with fewer errors, and with more civility and less drama than the human editors. Should we be looking forward to the day when Wikipedia will be fully automated, where bots will trawl the net for news sources and automatically include every last tidbit of gossipy trivia about celebrities or fictional television characters, rendering Wikipedia’s human editors entirely unnecessary?
Ah, but I can hear the objections already. Can bots be programmed to be snarky and disingenuous? Will they be able
…continue reading Wikipedia: a Bot’s-Eye View
Here we present a brief survey of YouTube presentations on Wikipedia which feature humor, both intentional and unintentional (keep your eye on the water bottle.)
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Wikilobbying www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
…continue reading YouTube calling