New Media Wikipedia Speech Presentation

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New Media Wikipedia Speech Presentation

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

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