Those are just as reliable as forum posts and blogs.
Avoid them if you can help it.
On 9/28/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Certainly my date of birth is wrong all over the net because I entered
it wrong on a social networking site years ago. Such sources should be
treated with EXTREME skepticism on ALL details.
Andrew Gray wrote:
This may be of interest to some people, given our
occasional habit of
fleshing out articles by raiding the personal sites of subjects:
It's a brief report of a discussion at the Seattle Times about the
reliability and ethical appropriateness of using (say) the Myspace
page of a murder victim in reporting on them. Not much content, but
it's good to see people are asking themselves these questions.
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