Trust me, I’m lying…on Wikipedia


“Wikipedia acts as a certifier of basic information for many people, including reporters. Even a subtle influence over the way that Wikipedia frames an issue – whether criminal charges, a controversial campaign, a lawsuit, or even a critical reception – can have a major impact on the way bloggers write about it. It is the difference between “So-and-so released their second album in 2011” and “So-and-so’s first album was followed by the multiplatinum and critically lauded hit…” You change the descriptors on Wikipedia and reporters and readers change their descriptors down the road.”

 “Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator” by Ryan Holiday,  suggesting another motive for contributing to Wikipedia.

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