Welcome to Liberty Just in Case

Glad you stopped by. Take a look around, and let me know what you think, either through a comment or by email.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Wikipedia: What's all the fuss about?

I've been wondering about the motivations behind the recent brouhaha in the mainstream media regarding errors in Wikipedia. The error was corrected over time, as usually happens with this amazing open source reference guide. But the smear was made,and repeated over and over again. I wonder if Wikipedia represents the blogosphere for the MSM? You could sort of here the charge, "See! See! That wikipedia was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! Just like those evil bloggers are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! " Yet, the scandals within the MSM over the past two years continue to fester, as readership of MSM papers continue to decline, and as ratings for MSM networks continue to disintegrate. Could the fuss over Wikipedia be a straw man for the wider anger in the MSM about the increasing power of blogs, talk radio, and other forms of alternative media? Just wondering...

No comments:

Post a Comment