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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
The NYTimes recap says that the Essjay story 'shows how the transparency of the Wikipedia process...allows readers to react to suspected fraud. ... By Saturday, the prevailing view was summarized in subject lines like Essjay Must Resign, and notes calling Mr. Jordan’s actions “plain and simple fraud.”' (Bonus: The fairest, pithiest conclusion yet. Someone had to do it.)
Andrew Lih says that when all is said and done, maybe the New Yorker should have checked their facts better (being, you know, the New Yorker).
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Essjay has retired from Wikipedia. The most striking aspect of that page is the outpouring of sympathy, people begging him not to leave, etc. -- sharp contrast between the reactions inside Wikipedia (at least of the people who worked with him) and outside (even in the Wikipedia blogosphere). This has been a fairly depressing chapter that I can't really sum up with anything pithy, so I'll leave it at that.
Update: Original Research's Geoffrey Burling attempts a pithy summary in the comments.