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Myxomatosis. The Order of Canada. Noble gas. Catherine de' Medici. The History of Superman? Whether doing serious research on the Web or settling an argument, it's easy to get caught up in Wikipedia's 2,000,000 articles. That's not a bad thing. How'd all the information get there? How to tell it's reliable? If want to become a part of Wikipedia & make your own ...more
Paperback, 536 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by No Starch Press (San Francisco, CA) (first published July 15th 2008)
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Sebah Al-Ali
Jan 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
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I think it's the book to be consulted for those who aim at making the most out of Wikipedia. I, personally, read it to be briefed about the whole concept and how it can used for educational purposes. Unfortunately, not much was said about educational uses.

I find it interesting that the author agrees with the idea of not accepting Wikipedia as a valid resource in academia. She talked thoroughly about that. Another interesting piece of information I came across is the "Talk pages." I wasn't aware
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