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Interesting site, interesting subject,,,

Postby nmblum88 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Admittedly encouraged by my interest in the life and death by suicide (at 26) of Aaron Swartz, I came across this interesting and relevant article , and its equally interesting web site:

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia

As Wikipedia is by far the numerically greatest source of so-called validation of facts and argument for most cyber-discussions, it seems reasonable that how, why and from whom, the Wikipedia entries come.

Also while Aaron Swartz is known more widely as the precocious youngster who added the RSS feed to computer technology, the site and the article also are informative about his activism on behalf of making the Internet more open, and perpetually free of interference, government or otherwise.
No small thing for either the professional journalist, investigator, scientist, politician, or simple seeker of answers to questions of how information makes its way to powerless who need it the most over those who use it to their own political and financial advantage.

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Re: Interesting site, interesting subject,,,

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:42 pm

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