How Encyclopedias Work

A fascinating description of how encyclopedic knowledge is accumulated.  Its just that Web 2.0 and Wikipedia reveal the process in real time.

The Wikipedia War Over Dumbledore’s Sexuality

Some people apparently ran right to their computers and edited Dumbledore’s entry. This was considered obvious vandalism by some who hadn’t heard the news, so they reverted the page. So for a while, it was a war between the informed and the uninformed, with edits and reverts flying.

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 4:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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