Jon's Reviews > [Citation Needed]: The Best Of Wikipedia's Worst Writing

[Citation Needed] by Conor Lastowka
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Apr 19, 2012

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This book gives examples of really bad Wikipedia writing, along with the authors' snarky commentary.

I found out this was available for free as an e-book this week. I used to read this blog, and I have to say that the e-book was a better method for enjoying the material.

Almost since the web started, there have been sites making fun of stupidity on the web. On the one hand, there's a lot of stupidity out there, and it's pretty funny. On the other hand, it sometimes depressed me and makes me feel like a jerk for laughing at people who mean well.

So I don't read this blog any more, but it was enjoyable to revisit the concept for the hour or whatever it took me to read the e-book on a plane. Some of the entries were laugh-out-loud funny, and some were just disturbing. Overall, a good light snack in between heartier reading fare.

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