[WikiEN-l] Well, that's interesting...

Noah Salzman nds at salzman.net
Tue Feb 12 21:29:18 UTC 2008

How many minutes until someone cites that URL on the [[Super  
delegates]] page and the internet crashes in a tight endless loop?

On Feb 12, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Angela Anuszewski wrote:

> I just was looking at
> http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/politics/bal-primarytracker-html,0,4807672.htmlpage
> and saw that in one of the boxes on the page, the word
> "superdelegates" was a hyperlink - imagine my surprise when I clicked
> on it and it took me to the Wikipedia article.
> Does anyone worry that if newspapers make a habit of doing that, their
> readers will look at Wikipedia as being as authoritative as the
> newspaper and not bother to check into the article's accuracy? After
> all, if the paper considers it authoritative enough to link to, it
> must be so, right?
> Angela

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