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Wikipedia is dead! Long Live Wikipedia!

In information literacy on January 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

A colleague shared this link with me: Students Mourn Wikipedia Blackout.

The blog post summarizes Wikipedia’s decision to create a one-day blackout to protest Congress’s consideration of two controversial laws on Internet sites.  The comments following the post are priceless and are a testament to Wikipedia’s  popularity as a source of any and all educational material. Students’ “colorful metaphors” [as cursing was described by Captain Kirk in Star Trek IV] are priceless:  simplistic, expressive and responses from desperation at being unable to conduct academic research.

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