Saturday, March 19, 2011
Practicum 2 - Eric
As a registered user on Wikipedia, I am now following 28 articles to watch the changes within them. Within 1 hour I have seen almost a dozen edits to these pages. I never realized (nor could I have even known before I became a user) how often these pages get edited. Many of them seem like simple little grammatical fixes, but some are substantial edits (such as almost anything on Obama's page). It's really interesting to view the history of the edits and the discussions taking place about future changes. I also learned that pages have a certain protection status, so to move up in the hierarchy of editing pages, I first need to edit 10 and be a member for 4 days. I'm currently working on moving up in status and looking for other Wiki sites.