According to the National Scotsman: “Falling exam passes blamed on wikipedia.”
“WIKIPEDIA and other online research sources were yesterday blamed for Scotland’s falling exam pass rates.
The Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC) said pupils are turning to websites and internet resources that contain inaccurate or deliberately misleading information before passing it off as their own work. The group singled out online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which allows entries to be logged or updated by anyone and is not verified by researchers, as the main source of information.”
Do you mean to tell me that wikipedia is not accurate?!?! What a shocker!
Unless you have received a check from Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates after forwarding an email to 10 of your friends, you know that not everything you read on the Internet is true.
Two other recent examples of untrue stories: A tribe that wasn’t truly lost and a pact among teen girls in Massachusetts to get pregnant that apparently never happened.
I guess we need to read everything with a bit of healthy skepticism. I will hold to this until I receive that check from Bill Gates. 🙂