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Wikipedia Takes Over

Wikipedia Takes Over

wikilynch.jpg I wouldn’t call myself a Wikipedian, but am definitely a fan of the free online encyclopedia, which according to an article in this week’s New Yorker, is the “seventeenth-most-popular site on the Internet, generating more traffic daily than MSNBC.com and the online versions of the Times and the Wall Street Journal combined.” Boasting over 1.2 million articles, Wikipedia has evolved into a grand example of the open source movement, with thousands of individuals from around the globe contributing to the website. Of course, with so many “editors” constantly messing with the content, there is a concern over accuracy, but overall it seems very useful, especially for doing film research. The extensive article on David Lynch is quite impressive, making it (along with iMDB) a great resource for cineastes and filmmakers.

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