Category Archives: Part 3: Criticisms against Wikipedia’s ecncylopaedic claim

No substitute for the library: amateurs, truthiness, vandalism, and other nonsense

Whilst Wikipedia’s palimpsestic and collaborative nature has received praise for enforcing positive Web 2.0 ideals, it has also inspired much criticism for failing to achieve the self-described encyclopaedic content. Many side with author Mark Youngblood Herring (2007:28) who condemns Wikipedia as “no … Continue reading

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