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  • In the defense of Wikipedia . . .
  • It’s time for all of us to come clean . .
  • Whether it’s an academic question to a mundane query, we’ve all used wikipedia. How many people in this room have used Wikipedia?
  • These are the statistics as of 2007.
  • And if we are told not to use it . . .
  • Why do we continue to use it?
  • We all need information: therefore we love it. We can’t live without it. We want it now and we want it fast.
  • But once we get on the web, or the internet . . . .
  • We’re like kids in a candy store. We want everything. Especially, if it’s free. And who would turn down free candy?
  • Wikipedia provides us a venue where we can get information fast and free. Instead of looking at Wikipedia as a place where you can get answers why don’t we look at it as a
  • Is Wikipedia Model Perfect? No it isn’t. But the question is if so many people are using that means it must be useful for them.
  • We should teach others to use Wikipedia as a starting point for research
  • And by analyzing some of what Wikipedia has to offer, we can become more information literate.
  • Many articles in Wikipedia contain some useful tools for us to use to find reliable sources.
  • Should we keep pushing away Wikipedia and what it offers . . .
  • Or can we come to the agreement that we can use Wikipedia for it’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • Because in the end, won’t we all be more Information Literate? Thank you.
  • Wikipedia talk

    1. 1. Wikipedia<br />Good or Evil?<br />
    2. 2. How have you sinned, my child?<br />I’ve used Wikipedia<br />
    3. 3. We’ve all used Wikipedia<br />
    4. 4. As of 2007,<br />36% of the online American<br />Population consulted <br />Wikipedia.<br />-Pewinternet.org<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Why?<br />
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    13. 13. Is it Perfect?<br />
    14. 14. We can start of our information searching<br />
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    17. 17. So what are some of Wikipedia tools?<br />1. Footnotes (Notes)<br />2. Star (Featured Articles)<br />3. Discussion Board<br />
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    24. 24. Featured Article Criteria<br /> It is—<br /><ul><li>(a) well-written
    25. 25. (b) comprehensive: 
    26. 26. (c) well-researched:
    27. 27. (d) neutral:
    28. 28. (e) stable: </li></ul> It follows the style guidelines, including the provision of—<br /><ul><li>(a) a lead
    29. 29. (b) appropriate structure:
    30. 30. (c) consistent citations:</li></ul> Images<br /> Length <br />
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    34. 34. Does this mean . . .<br />
    35. 35. NO<br />
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    39. 39. Thanks!<br />

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