Wednesday, August 08, 2012
On Tuesday, Tech President’s Micah L. Sifry observed that in the lead-up to the 2008 picks for vice presidential nominees, the best predictor wasn’t a pundit or a poll, but the number of recent edits on that contender’s Wikipedia page.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse has devoted the last ten years of his life to one topic -- the 1886 Haymarket Riot. But when Messer-Kruse tried to correct a wrong fact about the event, he ran afoul of Wikipedia's thorny editing culture. Brooke talks to Messer-Kruse about his editing travails, and Phoebe Ayers, Wikimedia Foundation member, about Messer-Kruse's experience from Wikipedia's side.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It's with no small amount of trepidation that I betray one of my most shameful internet browsing secrets: I find the talk pages and the history of Wikipedia articles far more interesting than the articles themselves. I can spend hours reading about a Wikipedia entry while completely ignoring the actual content of said entry.