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(Not really news), but… Wikipedia Labels Obama ‘Harvard Puppet’…

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Source: Newser/Gawker

wikipedia(Newser Summary) – Oops. Wikipedia’s new editorial oversight didn’t start soon enough to block a statement in President Obama’s Wiki profile that he’s a “puppet” of Columbia and Harvard Law. Mystery writer “Mrjazzguitar” substituted the word in the kind of prank that Wikipedia hopes to curtail with its new policy to monitor all copy changes by contributors about living people before they hit the web. Mrjazzguitar is apparently no front for the RNC, Gawker reports. His previous editorial escapades have been limited to entries on “fingerstyle guitar” and Chris Crocker.


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August 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

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(READ): End Of The Wiki Dream? Wikipedia To Be Edited …

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Source: Sky News

Wikipedia is to introduce editors to approve changes to articles, ending the principle that they can be altered by anyone.

The online encyclopaedia was founded on the principle the community could maintain and update it without much interference.

Until now, registered volunteers were able to make instant edits. Around 13 million articles have so far been created and maintained, in more than 260 languages.

But a spate of hoaxes has damaged its credibility and Wikipedia has decided experienced editors must approve changes before they are published.

The change is expected to affect all articles on living people, if a test period is judged a success.

Slowing down the speed of updates may discourage volunteers from maintaining pages or render the site less responsive to news events, such as deaths or announcements.

The pages of high-profile celebrities such as Michael Jackson have had changes blocked as they can attract so much fake information.


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August 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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