Adding Trust to Wikipedia, and Beyond

Tracing information back to its source could help prove trustworthiness.

The official motto of the Internet could be "don't believe everything you read," but moves are afoot to help users know better what to be skeptical about and what to trust.

A tool called WikiTrust, which helps users evaluate information on Wikipedia by automatically assigning a reliability color-coding to text, came into the spotlight this week with news that it could be added as an option for general users of Wikipedia. Also, last week the ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Doug Greer - Sep 4, 2009 - 3:01 PM PDT
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Doug Greer
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by Doug Greer - Sep. 4, 2009

This article introduces the problems associated with internet content and describes an attempt by the WC3 to mitigate some of the problems.

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Norman Rogers
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by Norman Rogers - Sep. 4, 2009

Sounds to me that it could easily be gamed.

Wikipedia is subject to biased articles in any area with many fanatical believers with time on their hands. Global warming for example where the treatment is entirely under control of the religious believers in global warming.

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