Tue 9th August 2011, 6:37pm
QUOTE(Newsfeed @ Tue 9th August 2011, 10:17am)
Wikipedia Extends Its Tentacles Into SchoolsInternet Evolution
There are so many ways in which the Web can contribute to educational initiatives and enhance the school experience. We've discussed many of them here at Internet Evolution. On the other hand, even the most Pollyanna-ish advocate of the Internet's …
Hey! This Kim Davis guy, who writes Internet Evolution
, actually discusses Wikipedia AND knows what he's writing about. Very refreshing:
Students at one college, in fact, complained about receiving scant feedback from other users. They should be counseled that there's little scholarly satisfaction in being trolled, flamed, or hauled through Wikipedia's endlessly bureaucratic article review process.
And now, for my favorite bit (but you should read it all):
There's a good reason Wikipedia has always enjoyed a poor academic reputation. With some 3 million English language articles, of course some of the content is good. But for the most part it's a farrago of awful writing, shoddy research, trivial pop culture, advocacy for cults and sects, with a nasty underlay of prurience, all supported by a bureaucracy beyond Kafka's worst imaginings.
If we can no longer rely on college professors and high school teachers to guide our young people away from the Foundation's sticky web, society is going to get dumb and dumber fast.
Hey, WMF! It sounds like this Kim Davis "Computer Scene columnist" writing about WP here, has actually edited
Wikipedia. Unfortunately for him. And you!