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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Five things about Wikipedia

  • I have never edited or contributed to Wikipedia, although I've been tempted
  • My youngest daughter has used Wikipedia more than once to research topics for school
  • One of Wikipedia's pages links to one of my blog entries
  • There are eight pages in my Wikipedia watch list (five people, four dead and one living; two places; one concept)
  • When I see vandalism on a Wikipedia page, I go temporarily insane until I remember it's the internet

Posted by Marie at December 21, 2005 5:58 PM


I love Wikipedia and use it frequently. I once found a date error in an article and corrected it. Does that count as a contribution? I will say that if I were a teacher, I would never allow anything from Wikipedia to be counted as a reference. I almost think I would prohibit web references altogether on research papers.

Posted by: Kem White at December 22, 2005 7:36 AM

I explore it now and again but for amusement only.

Posted by: Rob at December 23, 2005 6:16 AM