Critical Reading and Writing Q

October 30, 2010 at 5:26 am (Learning Portfolio 4) (, )

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia, which many people rely on for information. The problem with this site is that anyone can publish information on it, if you goggle search Wikipedia the blurb underneath the website reads “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”. This allows for anything no matter how obscene or untrue it may be to be posted up as reliable information out of an encyclopedia. People who aren’t as aware of the credibility of websites may come along to research a topic and walk away with false information but believing it as the truth. They become misinformed and don’t even know it. Wikipedia information would not be accepted as university standard for that exact reason, because it cannot be proved as credible as anyone could post anything on there without having to put their name to it.



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