Truth in Numbers?

Truth in Numbers?

Everything According to Wikipedia

Downloadable Video - 2010
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A 2010 American documentary film that explores the history and cultural implications of the online, user-editable encyclopedia Wikipedia. The film considers the question of whether all individuals or just experts should be tasked with editing an encyclopedia. The site's history and background is given, along with commentary from Wikipedia founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Commentators that appear in the film include author Howard Zinn, Len Downie of The Washington Post, Bob Schieffer of CBS News, former Encyclop?
Publisher: [United States] :, Kino Lorber :, Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 85 min.)) :,sound, color.
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Hill, Nic 1981-
Glosserman, Scott
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Aug 19, 2015

Bad (slow) editing at the beginning & the end — but stick with it. "TRUTH IN NUMBERS" gets at some good, worthwhile stuff. It's a solid & skeptical view of Wikipedia and how "truthy" it is (rather than actually getting at "what we know now"). The founder, Jimmy Wales, comes off as an unmitigated, egotistical *sshole. The documentary made me want to avoid Wikipedia as much as possible. WORTHWHILE.

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