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09:52 pm - on Wørds and Wisdom... (and a little about Women at the end)

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on Wørds and Wisdom... (and a little about Women at the end) - graffiti.maverick — LiveJournal

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[User Picture]From: muh0m0r Date: May 16th, 2006 - 12:55 am (Link)
Collaboration (and the driving force behind it) is a rather broad topic, too broad for this post. I'll just say that because Wiki is created by collaborative efforts, it is reflective of our society. If 90% of people were irresponsible pranksters, this would be a very common occurrence. But it isn't. I would trust Wiki as much as I would trust the directions given to me by a stranger on the street: follow them up to a point, and if the information is not confirmed, ask someone else.

But I do use Wiki. It is not quotable in an academic paper, but it always provides enough references that do result in information supported by real facts and publications. Its condensed nature eliminates the need to look for references all over the Internet.

I find that Google is more convenient for looking up interesting tidbits (I use the keyword define a lot). But Wiki links often come up on the first page of Google results anyway.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 16th, 2006 - 06:18 am (Link)
the stranger and directios anology is a very good one.
 

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