Friday, May 05, 2006

Wikitruth takes on Wikipedia

My friend the Strawman sent me a link to Julian Dibbell's article on a new site called Wikitruth exposing some of the machinations behind the scenes at Wikipedia.

As of this writing there is a Wikipedia page on Wikitruth, but it has been locked down, allegedly due to vandalism. Which seems reasonable given some of the unflattering things said about people on Wikitruth.

Unfortunately all human institutions are subject to the vagaries of human ego. And Wikipedia has very quickly become an institution to my mind, a deeply flawed institution...but an institution nonetheless.

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