[Wikimedia-l] In the News

2012-08-10 Thread Marc Riddell
Folks, if this has already been brought to the List, please excuse the
repetition. If not, enjoy;

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/romneys-running-mate-some-say-
wikipedia-holds-the-answer/?nl=usemc=edit_cn_20120810

Marc Riddell


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia

2012-04-18 Thread Marc Riddell

 on 4/18/12 4:53 AM, Mike  Dupont at jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote:
 
 this just in, scary.
 
 Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia
 
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/norwegian-terrorist-anders-breivik-my-biggest
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 nfluence-was-wikipedia-2012-4#ixzz1sN3LZci6

On 18 April 2012 13:55, Marc Riddell michaeldavi...@comcast.net wrote:
 
 Unless he expanded on his statement, which isn't in the posted clip, his
 answer could very well be a sarcastic non-answer to an entity he believes
 has neither credibility nor authority over him.
 
 Marc Riddell
 
 
 It's my understanding that what he said is that Wikipedia was venue he used
 for researching his ideology.
 
 At the end of the day Wikipedia is full of right wing material - because it
 is a part of history/culture and we have to record it (neutrally). It is
 entirely possible to take that material and use it to build a world view.
 
 This is what people do anyway.
 
 We simply have to be accepting of the fact that, while our intent might be
 to spread a more inclusive society by opening up knowledge to the masses,
 there is a portion of the population who will form views we find abhorrent.
 
I agree with you, Thomas, that some persons are going to use - or twist -
facts to support their own, already-established views.

I also agree with Mike that the growing size and complexity of the
Encyclopedia needs stronger and more objective oversight.

Marc


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