[WikiEN-l] Re: A school teacher's wiki-like classroom experiment

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Fri Feb 3 20:30:29 UTC 2006

It sounds like they misunderstood even the basic facts of the story.

(Gosh, newspaper prints false information under veneer of truth!
But... I thought these things only happened on the internet!)


On 2/3/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> >From the article:
> >Last November, false information was appended to the Wiki biography
> of American journalist John Seigenthaler Sr., suggesting he played a
> role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The erroneous facts made
> their way into the mainstream media as truth.
> Is this true? I hadn't heard that anyone had actually relayed the
> information as truth. There was speculation about how many millions of
> internet viewers had believed the article (without any of them
> correcting it), but I hadn't heard this.
> Steve
> On 2/3/06, MacGyverMagic/Mgm <macgyvermagic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm not particularly found of that last line "Try to add something and see
> > how it lasts", but at least he hammers on the fact you always need to cross
> > check and that even in a class of ninth-graders cooperative editing works
> > better than one thinks.
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