Facebook and Wikipedia Troubles

First, 02138 released an article complete with court documentation slamming Mark Zuckerberg as a no-good cheat, and now, the higher echelon editors of Wikipedia are reportedly maintaining a secret email list to kibosh communist, er, infiltrating contributors set on destroying the encyclopedia from within–unfortunately, the accounts they’ve banned are more than likely legit editors.

I, like many of you, rely on these sites for social networking on the former, and quick and dirty research on the latter. The case against Zuckerberg sounds air tight, and the group think paranoia going on with Wikipedia editors challenges the supposed level playing field contributors are supposed to occupy. These sites are useful and becoming increasingly integral to the online experience. When this all shakes out, I wonder where we’ll all be in a year?

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.