Does the recent Wikileaks scandal impact your impression of wikis?

December 2, 2010
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Between Wikileaks becoming the target of a series of cyberattacks and site founder Julian Assange getting “red listed” by Interpol, many people are left wondering what information can really be trusted on collaborative knowledge sites.   In my opinion, the extent to which we put our faith in the veracity of wiki information largely depends on both the subject matter covered and th

Between Wikileaks becoming the target of a series of cyberattacks and site founder Julian Assange getting “red listed” by Interpol, many people are left wondering what information can really be trusted on collaborative knowledge sites.   In my opinion, the extent to which we put our faith in the veracity of wiki information largely depends on both the subject matter covered and the credibility and motives of contributors.  Not knowing the latter is often what causes people to question what is true and what is not.  

Does the recent Wikileaks scandal impact your impression of wikis or collaborative knowledge sites?  What would you say are the qualities of a trustworthy one?

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