Month: September 2011

still got love for wikipedia

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy Wikipedia. I love how one article can lead to another and then another and by the time you’re ready to shut off your computer, you’re amazed at how one link took you to so many different stories.

Of course there is the fact that Wikipedia, like most things found on the Internet, can sometimes by unreliable on account of the fact that it can be edited by just about anyone .  But considering that people have left their own personal touches on certain articles makes it more fun. It’s an interesting trip down memory lane in some cases and for the most part, a reliable source for information, dates and stats (providing all information as been referenced and can be cross-checked)

You see kids, (and young journalists of the world) crossing-checking and fact-checking are things that journalists used to do back in the days before Twitter and Wikipedia. I know it’s hard to imagine, but that’s how we used to roll. Scary stuff, huh?