"Do you use Wikipedia?"

 

 

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In her book It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd said that Corinne, a thirteen-year-old girl from Massachusetts, once proudly told her that she didn’t use Wikipedia. When asked why, she explained, “I’ve heard that it’s not true, and usually if I’m looking for something that I want, and it’s true, I usually go on Google.” Apparently, Corinne’s teachers had “encouraged her to use Google to search for information. They told her that Wikipedia was full of inaccuracies because anyone can edit it. Like many of her peers, Corinne had interpreted this to mean that anything that appeared at the top of the Google result page must be true. If not, why would it appear at the top?”

What do you think about Wikipedia? What about Google? Which one do you trust more?