Mr. Halavais expected some of his fabrications to languish online for some time. Like many academics, he was skeptical about a mob-edited publication that called itself an authoritative encyclopedia. But less than three hours after he posted them, all of his false facts had been deleted, thanks to the vigilance of Wikipedia editors who regularly check a page on the Web site that displays recently updated entries. —Brock Read —Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? (Chronicle)
I wish this article had come out a few days earlier, since the assigned reading in my Writing for the Internet class was a hodgepodge of articles that attempted to cover pretty much exactly what this article covers.