It Means It’s Working…

Most of the coverage around the recent Wikiscanner news is, inexplicably, something like, “OMIGOD people are changing things in Wikipedia!!!”

This Times article, though, seems to get it right, by highlighting, or at least simply mentioning, the most important aspect of the story:

Most of the corporate revisions did not stay posted for long.

This whole Wikipedia dust-up is really about how wikis actually work: people change things, other people notice it’s wrong, and those people make corrections.

The fact that people from Wal-Mart might be saying nice things about Wal-Mart, or people from Exxon might be trying to make Exxon look good, might be titillating, I guess, but hardly the real news here.


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