August 27

Wikipedia: Leave Home Without It

I forget whose credit card ad advises “don’t leave home without it,” but when it comes to Wikipedia, my advice is to leave everywhere without it.  It’s just highly unreliable as a source of information. 

Since Wikipedia can be edited by anyone who registers with the site, its pages are constantly being “updated” by those with a stake in the information, whether a person or a business, and many of these edits are far from objective or even truthful.

Case in point:  A company called FAST recently suffered a huge share drop, but when Wikipedia reported this, someone (guess who?) kept deleting the information.

Now an editor at Wikipedia has posted a notice on the page for the party responsible to cease deleting the information.

Read the whole page.  It’s fascinating, and it will show you why I say, “Never trust Wikipedia.”



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Posted August 27, 2007 by Gary McCarty in category "Grammar Sucks

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