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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Track Anonymous Wikipedia Entries With Wikiscanner

Wikiscanner is a web tool that lets you track anonymous
edits to Wikipedia entries. For example, according to
Robert Ambrogi's recent LawSites post on the topic,
"at the Nashville law firm King & Ballow, someone edited the
entry for law professor and blogger Ann Althouse to include:
'Professor Althouse is known for her aversion to the acknowledgment
of her own conservatism.' That comment has since been removed."

If your students are using Wikipedia, point them to
Wikiscanner for an entertaining and eye-opening look
into the popular web encyclopedia.