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Is Wikipedia Dead?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 26, 2009 by Tudor Rickards

This week, Newsnight, a late night current affairs programme from the BBC, raised the challenging question: Is Wikipedia dead. The BBC has been following the rise and fall of Wikipedia for some while. In August, [2009] an earlier Newsnight interview had examined the story that Wikipedia was abandoning its original Utopian idea of democratising the information revolution.

This week, Newsnight [November 25th 2009] returned to the question in its typically robust and confrontational style. It had picked up a study which reported a haemorrhaging of wiki editors in 2009.

The BBC had found an angry advocate for the prosecution of Wikipedia in an author who attacked Wikipedia as a thoroughly bad thing doomed to failure through its business model. The counterargument was that Wikipedia is grounded in the inherent altruism of society.

Self-preservation versus altruism. Not a new matter of debate.

WIKIPEDIA

It was a springtime dream not long ago
Then the awakening in an unknown place
With hanging fruit abundantly on show
And streams where silver snappers grow

When did the fruit begin to rot away
Why did the streams dry up? I do not know
How did it change? I cannot say
Nor who will profit now or who will pay

TWIT SIX TWITTER ABC AND THE ALIEN ATTACK

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2009 by Tudor Rickards

Twitter Cyxmu

I see beyond
The front stage performance
To the back story

Front story
What ABC wants
What ABC wants me to believe

ABC says
Twitter down
only an attack
on one lonely man

Who he?
Cyxymu
Tblisi
Georgia
Cyxymu
Georgy
from Georgia
Cyxymu
from Abkhazia,
breakaway from Georgia

Cyxymu
who criticized Russia
which attacked Georgia
then attacked Cyxymu

Russia
blamed for attack
by ABC

and BBC

Wrong!
wrong !!
wrong!!!

IC
IC it all

Not Russians
But aliens
Aliens Blanked Cyxymu

How did I find out?
Cyxymu
Is not Abkhazian

Is not blogspam

Cyxymu is
WELSH !!!

Aliens are planning
Testing their plans
Pretending to be Russian
Probing
For when they will strike

At all communications

Y?
I don’t know

Maybe to find a way
To defeat the web

To defeat the world

Should I whisper it
Or SHOUT??