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post Sun 26th February 2012, 10:07am
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<img alt="" height="1" width="1" />R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson: Mr. Bean Becomes Twitter Death Hoax Victim, [b]Wikipedia ...[/b]
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By Ankita Mehta: Subscribe to Ankita's RSS feed RIP Rowan Atkinson became a trending topic on Twitter Sunday. Atkinson's death rumor came a day after RIP Facebook was trending on Twitter, the rival-social networking site.



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post Sun 26th February 2012, 12:21pm
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But this time, even Wikipedia, a collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopedia, got fooled by the Twitter death hoax. Wikipedia, one of the most viewed Web sites, update the actor's page and mentioned the death date of the actor as "26 February 2012" on its site, but it later deleted it.
Wordings like that unfortunately perpetuate the illusion that the things that appear on Wikipedia's pages are the result of an editorial team's decisions.
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post Sun 26th February 2012, 1:27pm
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Wordings like that unfortunately perpetuate the illusion that the things that appear on Wikipedia's pages are the result of an editorial team's decisions.


When people delegate their own thinking to whatever is online or offline that is portrayed as accurate, things get bad. There has to be critical thinking and evaluation as much as possible before considering some thing as "true".


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