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The World that Wikipedia Made: The Ethics and Values of Public Knowledge
A panel discussion May 15, 2008, featuring:
Wikipedia is ubiquitous on the Web. A search for any obscure
information is likely to wind up in a link to one of its entries
(try 'sardines' or 'Transylvania' on Google for example). It
is an incredible boon: a huge information repository, which
This panel will explore what works and what doesn't in the Wikipedia editing model from the angles of ethics, expertise, education, and the law. Come with questions and opinions: the discussion will be lively. The program is free and open to the public
Initially, Hewitt was excited about Wikipedia, but experience trying to write for the site has led him to believe that it is unsuited for such academic articles because of problems with "censorship by Wikipedia Administrators, lack of accountability, dogmatism, intolerance,and disrespect for expertise."
Pedro Hernández-Ramos, moderator
The views expressed on this site are the author's. The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics does not advocate particular positions but seeks to encourage dialogue on the ethical dimensions of current issues. The Center welcomes comments and alternative points of view.