Monday, January 03, 2011

2011: The Rehabilitation of Wikipedia

OK, here's my one non-obvious prediction for 2011: this is the year Wikipedia's reputation among teacher and librarian types will turn a corner. The reason for this is the proliferation of demonstrably crappier content farms and their success in poisoning Google search results. People will realize you can do way worse than Wikipedia as a starting point for research.

On the other hand, the "wiki" in "Wikileaks" may confuse people enough to forestall this for a while.

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