wikipedia woes

It’s bad when schools ban the use of or access to wikipedia, blogs, MySpace and other websites, right? Doing this is kind of like burying your head in the sand. I heard a story this morning that can one up this non-technique. In the workshop’s discussion of wikipedia and social software’s preference of consensus rather than expertise, a school librarian told a sad story. Turns out that the librarian of a rival school was holding an instructional session on wikipedia. Instead of encouraging good habits, this librarian had students vandalize rival school’s wikipedia entry.

That’s quite a way to prove that anyone can make edits. Yowza.

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