Friday, December 14, 2007

Learning 2.0: Assignment #17

I must admit, this is the first time I've edited a wiki. It was both fun and a little strange. Fun, because I got to add my two cents to a topic close to my heart. Strange, because it's possible that people will take my opinions/knowledge as absolute fact. Personally, I tried very hard to be accurate and to also be careful and unbiased in my word choice -- but was I? Is everyone else as careful or concerned?

After more thought, I think completely public wikis are best for opinion-based topics, such as travel. That's not to say wikis are entirely opinion-oriented; just that there need to be stronger parameters for wikis that offer factual information.

That said, I enjoyed looking at WikiTravel. So much so that I added my thoughts to the Kansas wiki. See if you can guess which parts I wrote (and the places where I tried to tidy up the grammar/spelling don't count).

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