On the way to work this morning I heard about the terrorist attacks on the radio. When I arrived at work, I was curious to find out more and once again I’m astounded by the power of Wikipedia and its ability to provide information.
I learned a huge amount about what happened from the London Bombings entry and found even more information on the Wikinews entry as it was updated throughout the day. They even covered Tony Blair’s response as well as the responses of other World Leaders.
It’s simply amazing to me that we have access to such complete information so quickly.
In regards to the attack itself, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been affected, both directly and indirectly and I hope and pray that the people responsible for this atrocity will be brought to justice.
Amazing tool Wikipedia is… I’d imagine that it is a huge key tool for the people of future generations who are looking for information, with the power of anyone being able to edit, many key big and small events could be posted over at Wikipedia. But anyway, that’s for another time I suppose. My sympathies goes out to those that were affected gretly by these events.
You may not have heard, but the LA Times tried a wiki-style editorial section. It lasted 2 days I think before it was completely overwhelmed by profane and obscene content.
As for the bombings, I too extend my condolences and I’m also impressed by the calmness exhibited by the Londoners.
Teja: I agree. It’s an evolutionary encyclopedia so people can see what changed over time.
Cameron: I did hear about that, and I also read a few articles saying it wasn’t a failure, but a learning experience. I must admit it was pretty cool for the LA Times to try it at least.