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04/05/2013

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Catherine Fitzpatrick

Catherine Fitzpatrick
April 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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I’d have to disagree with Gardner.

Re: “we are –increasingly, I think– seeing important decisions made by unaccountable, non-transparent corporate players” — this could very well explain Wikipedia and its anonymous editors itself.

I’ve been a long-time critic of Wikipedia, mainly because of its anonymity which breeds irresponsibility and vandalism. After some years of criticism, hackers from Anonymous then put a tendentious entry about me, even though I am not very famous, and it’s been vandalized ever since. I’ve watched this happen to a wide variety of other people. Protesting it has only revealed to me the even creepy inner workings of Wikipedia:

http://3dblogger.typepad.com/wired_state/2013/04/the-creepy-controlling-cultism-of-wikipedia.html

The worst thing about Wikipedia is this lack of transparency. In fact, every single editor should put up their name, biography, and area of expertise and should answer for their work. If they can’t agree to those conditions, they should go back to blogging and tweeting anonymously. Wikipedia is increasingly the base for all kinds of other endeavours, and the knowledge base for humanity is too important to leave in the hands of a bunch of anonymous and unaccountable nerds.

c3

i see a black guy.

and he's not obama:)

looks like an audience at a "future of green lantern " panel at wondercon.

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