"Believe none of what you hear|
and half of what you see."
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Explain how the above quote applies to the articles below. First, analyze the quote above.
Second, read the articles below and describe what you discover about resources on the Internet.
Third, apply the meaning of the quote to the articles in an essay you name
wiki.html. Fourth, conclude with a discussion of how you receive information and from what
source; be it the Internet, the newspaper, magazine, television, or people; so as to inform
yourself more clearly. You want to discuss the concept of perspective or point of view, of both
sides of an issue, and of using multiple sources. Provide examples from your own life's experiences
that help support your arguments.
Read these articles below and investigate:
- Snared in the Web of a Wikipedia Liar from The
New York Times. ACCORDING to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, John Seigenthaler Sr. is
78 years old and the former editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. But is that information, or
anything else in Mr. Seigenthaler's biography, true?
- Read this article A false Wikipedia 'biography' an Op-Ed by
author: false entry was joke
- Online encyclopedia tightens rules
- Is an Online
Encyclopedia, Such as Wikipedia, Immune From Libel Suits? Under Current Law, the Answer Is Most
Likely Yes, But that Law Should Change
- Internet encyclopaedias
go head to head Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy
of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds.
- A response to the above article.
- Nature mag
cooked Wikipedia study
Podcast47: In Defense of Encyclopedia Britannica
- Wikipedia controversy Main
article: John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy
Expose Sex Offender Through Wikipedia Research
Blocks School's Editing Privileges Due to Vandalism
- Can Wikipedia conquer expertise? by STACY SCHIFF in NEW YORKER Issue
- "The Hive" Marshall Poe in Sept 2006 The Atlantic. Can
thousands of Wikipedians be wrong? How an attempt to build an online encyclopedia touched off
history's biggest experiment in collaborative knowledge.
- Seeing Corporate Fingerprints in Wikipedia Edits By KATIE HAFNER
Published: August 19, 2007 Last year a Wikipedia visitor edited the entry for the SeaWorld theme parks
to change all mentions of “orcas” to “killer whales,” insisting that this was a more accurate name for
- Wikipedia Tries Approval System July 17, 2008, Bits
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