“Who’s Messing with Wikipedia?”

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Technology Review has published an interesting take on the validity of Wikipedia and a look at a new tool designed to warn readers of the potential for controversy on individual articles.  It’s called WikiDashboard.  Developed by PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), it “provid[es] social transparency to Wikipedia” and graphically shows the percentage of edits made by individuals.  The more edits made, the greater the possibility the information could be altered.

I mean, really.  Who would even care about editing the page of someone like, say, George W. Bush or Rod Blagojevich?

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