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    New Media Wikipedia Speech Presentation New Media Wikipedia Speech Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Wikipedia The New Media Encyclopedic Juggernaut How bad is it?
    • What is Wikipedia?
      • Free online Encyclopedia
      • Editable by everyone
    • Wikipedia has:
      • More than 10,000,000 articles
      • 75,000 active members
      • 684,000,000 visitors each year
    • Nature’s Study
      • Four articles from Wikipedia and four from Encyclopedia Britannica
        • Comparison of factual errors, omissions, misleading statements, and serious errors
    • Wikipedia had:
      • 162 factual errors, omissions, or misleading statements
    • But Encyclopedia Britannica had:
      • 123 factual errors, omissions, or misleading statements
        • Wikipedia had 162
    • Serious Errors
      • Wikipedia had 4
      • Encyclopedia Britannica had 4
    • First Monday Study
      • Experts rate Wikipedia more highly than non-experts
    • First Monday Study
      • Experts rate Wikipedia more highly than non-experts
        • Why? Perhaps non-experts are more likely not to trust information that isn’t what they already know.
    • Wikipedia’s reliability
      • “ Vandalism is usually repaired extremely quickly--so quickly that most users will never see its effects.”
      • -IBM 2003
    • Going Deeper… Wikipedia, Consensus Building, and Truth
    • What is truth?
      • Is it What Actually Happened?
      • The absence of lies?
      • How important is the perception of truth?
    • A Rumour Spreads About You…
      • You know what actually happened
      • Everyone else knows a different story that THEY believe is the truth.
      • Which matters more?
        • You? Or Everyone else?
    • This goes deeper…
      • This becomes a huge thing in history.
        • Christopher Columbus
        • The first Thanksgiving
        • Many historical figures
        • Our First President?
    • Easy Question:
      • Who was the first President of the United States of America?
    • First President John Hanson Lived 1715-1783 President 1781-1782
    • John Hanson’s Accomplishments
      • Prevented second revolution
      • Rid nation of foreign troops and flags
      • Established Presidential Seal
      • Legislation for Bank of North America
      • Created United States Mint
      • First Census
      • Thanksgiving Holiday
    • Lunatic
      • Lunatic – A Minority of One
        • If you’re the only person to know the truth, are you considered any less crazy?
    • Perception of Truth > Actual Truth
      • John DeLorean
      • Arrested for Drug
      • Trafficking
      • Acquitted
      • Public Image Never recovered
      • Still thought guilty
    • Other Examples of This O.J. Simpson Michael Jackson
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