Monday, June 29, 2009

Wikipedia: Is It Reliable?

Wikipedia is basically a free online encyclopedia that can give you information on just about any topic. There is now much controversy surrounding wikipedia and its representation of accuracy. I am glad I got a chance to read up on these articles because now apparently companies, organizations, even politicians have altering or changing information for their benefit. I myself was wikipedia user and felt it was pretty safe. I have recently been hearing some things though, that it was not trustworthy. I guess this is true and even people can edit this information without giving proper references or names for that matter. I know now that when I research on the web to steer clear of wikipedia, I don't want to have to question if the information I am using is legit.

1 comment:

  1. My position is that you should be wary of ALL sites. If there is reason to believe there might be a bias, check numerous sources. Also, sometimes absolute accuracy doesn't matter if you just want to get a sense of the historical context.