Saturday, February 10, 2007

breaking nooz

Yesterday NPR - all things considered - talked with Jimmy Wales about how Wikipedia handles breaking news. How it contained the fact of the death of Anna Nicole Smith before most major news franchises. The Robert Siegal/Jimmy Wales interview focused on proprieties of editorial protocols. Wales responded soberly, noting that the editors had reported the story after it had been reported on CBS. The wild hare of the play of Wikipedia's speed of gossip, range of reference, network of obsession, lay undisturbed by the interview.


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