When its time for a research paper, or small report , the first thing that comes to mind is wikipedia . Its a free online encyclopedia, i can search up almost anything i can think of. It includes the references where the information was gathered from but how much of that information is true, Nicholas Baker states “On December 7, 2007, somebody altered the long article on bedbugs so that it read like a horror movie:
Bedbugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak attack period about an hour before dawn, though given the opportunity, they may attempt to feed at your brain at other times.
A few weeks later, somebody replaced everything with:
BED BUGS MOTHER FUCKER THEY GON GET YO MOTHA FUCKING ASS BRAAAAAAAT FOOL BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP.”
even though the references are there the article is useless with altered information. The fact that this information can be altered again and again until someone can changed it to its original form.
The article web 2.0 how much of it is true, has anything changed since it was first created and if so, how small is the change, If i change a date will anyone notice.