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wikipedia is useless

Post by killing raven sun » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:27 am

Up to six in ten articles on Wikipedia contain inaccuracies, according to new research.


The number of factual errors shows just how unreliable it can be to use the online resource as a sole means of digging up information.

Yet millions base everything from school homework to corporate presentations using facts and figures they have gleaned from the site.

A study into, specifically, company information on the massively popular website discovered 60 per cent of articles had factual errors.

Wikipedia pages are edited by the public and this leads to both human error in factual information as well as, occasionally, those who want to sabotage entries.

But the site’s administrators themselves add to the problem by being too slow to react to those who complain about the errors, it said.

The research was conducted by the scholarly Public Relations Journal who quizzed 1,284 members about their clients' Wikipedia entries.

One in four of those questioned had not previously checked what Wikipedia said about their clients, lead researcher Professor Marcia DiStaso of Penn State University, said.

Once a mistake had been spotted, getting it sorted posed further difficulties - one in four complaints to Wikipedia never received any type of response.

Others said it took ‘weeks’ to get an answer although Wikipedia itself claims all requests for corrections are dealt with between two and five days.

Professor DiStaso said: 'It does not surprise me that so many Wikipedia entries contain factual errors.

'What is surprising, however, is that 25 percent of survey respondents indicated they are not familiar with the Wikipedia articles for their company or clients.

'At some point most, if not all, companies will determine they need to change something in their Wikipedia entries.'

Although Wikipedia is not an official record of fact for a company, it could be vital to get it right for those who use it to gather information about a corporation.

Professor DiStaso added: 'The status quo can’t continue. A high amount of factual errors doesn’t work for anyone, especially the public, which relies on Wikipedia for accurate, balanced information.'

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by killing raven sun » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:28 am

But turning to the internet to determine the cause of your symptoms can be a bad idea, according to a study by doctors.

It found that nine in ten Wikipedia entries on common medical conditions contained factual errors.

This is because, unlike a traditional encyclopedia, the hugely popular website lets ordinary users create, delete and edit entries – increasing the risk of mistakes.

Lead author Robert Hasty of Campbell University in the US warned: ‘Researchers should not use [Wikipedia] as a primary resource because those articles do not go through the same peer-review process as medical journals.

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by WhiteWarlock » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:42 am



Wikipedia was one of the main internet tech targets for taking control of any & all "Official" narratives

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by WhiteWarlock » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:16 am

Wikipedia is as broken & biased as "Google" on many specific subjects.
Why is that?
Look at the Big Tech Silicon Valley picture or your reality....

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by jliat » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:32 am

WhiteWarlock wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:16 am
Wikipedia is as broken & biased as "Google" on many specific subjects.
Why is that?
Look at the Big Tech Silicon Valley picture or your reality....
In October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13, 2006.



And no one here uses YouTube......... :chin:

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by WhiteWarlock » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:57 am

Yeah notice any difference at all recently?
How about the complete political purge?
Unless of course you fit in line with their "Agendas"
then you can get all your videos monitized...
you can be a star!
oh wait you can probably maybe get a few hundred hits...
if lucky
You are already well aware of this yet, want pretending as usual to make some Brown Nosed point.
besides all that...
The two commercials plus during some videos recently is beyond fucking annoying!
Does anyone else remember when Youtube didn't insert commercials before and during videos???

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by killing raven sun » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:25 pm

they are shadow banning the channels on the edge, delisting them from search results, some of the channels i watch regularly are getting harder to find from the front door( i dont let them track me so i have no watch history)

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Re: wikipedia is useless

Post by killing raven sun » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:28 pm

not sure how you can confuse wiki for youtube? videos cant be edited constantly by users, no comparison really

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