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Computers in Society Wikipedia Teams Team 1: Skyler, Austin, Julian, Jordan Team 2: Rory, Jill, Cameron Team 3: Bobs, Ryan, Stephen Team 4: Cresta, Matt, Tyler Wikipedia What are the Five Pillars? Did you look at them? How do wikipedia users judge each other?

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Teams

Team 1: Skyler, Austin, Julian, Jordan

Team 2: Rory, Jill, Cameron

Team 3: Bobs, Ryan, Stephen

Team 4: Cresta, Matt, Tyler


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Wikipedia

  • What are the Five Pillars? Did you look at them?

  • How do wikipedia users judge each other?

  • Can “reporters” edit Wikipedia?

  • How to wikipedia editors gather information for breaking news?


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Wikipedia

  • How often are changes made to the Wikipedia?

  • How do admins protect articles?

  • Why do people put so much time into Wikipedia?

  • What is NPOV?

  • Does the Wikipedia keep all articles submitted?

  • What is “Transparency”?

  • What sort of things define the Wikipedia community?

  • Does Jimmy Wales feel that the Wikipedia will evolve towards multimedia?


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Wikipedia

  • What page is used as an example of NPOV enforcement?

  • How do you talk to specific people within Wikipedia?

  • How does Wikipedia identify you if you don't log in?

  • What is a "watchlist"?


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Wikipedia Controversies

* Who is John Seigenthaler?

* What is the lesson of the Seigenthaler controversy?

  • Why is he unhappy even when incorrect information is removed?

  • What other example is given?

  • What was the whole “Nature” thing about?

  • Were real errors found in the EB?


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Wikipedia Controversies

  • Can we trust off-line sources like EB more than online ones?

  • It Wikipedia more trustworthy than many sources that people consider good or unbiased?

  • What did Jimmy Wales do to make Wikipedia more trustworthy?


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Wikipedia Controversies

* What did "Nature" report about the accuracy of Wikipedia?

* How does the Wikipedia publication model differ from traditional academic publishing?


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Wikipedia 2.0

  • What is the basic idea behind Wikipedia 2.0?

  • What percentage of all Internet users visit Wikipedia on a given day?

  • Have you ever seen an article in which the “bad stuff” isn’t obvious?

  • What is the WikiScanner?

  • Is it possible to rate Wikipedia contributors accurately?

  • What are possible downsides to this?


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Wikipedia 2.0

  • How many “trusted editors” are envisioned?

  • How will the “trusted article” be presented in the English version of Wikipedia?

  • What changes to the wiki software are being proposed?

  • How is this like EBay?

  • How did they rate editors of the Italian wikipedia? What this reliable?

  • What problem is foreseen about this rating system?

  • Does lack of trust prevent you from using the Wikipedia for serious academic work?


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WikiScanner Stuff

  • How can they figure out who is editing Wikipedia?

  • What sort of questionable edits were found?

  • Did these edits get reverted?

  • How are articles protected against vandalism?


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