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  1. Computers in Society Wikipedia

  2. Teams Team 1: Skyler, Austin, Julian, Jordan Team 2: Rory, Jill, Cameron Team 3: Bobs, Ryan, Stephen Team 4: Cresta, Matt, Tyler

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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"?

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. Wikipedia Controversies * What did "Nature" report about the accuracy of Wikipedia? * How does the Wikipedia publication model differ from traditional academic publishing?

  9. 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?

  10. 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?

  11. 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?