Lee Siegel on Wikipedia and the Internet

02/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

The website encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Internet, but it has many critics, because it allows volunteer writers and editors, including high school students, to work on the system.

In the second part of our interview with cultural critic Lee Siegel, the Brooklyn-based writer expounds on this and other trends on the Internet that’s he’s not a fan of, in his new book, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob.

Siegel has written for a variety of publications, and has received the National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism in 2002. He spoke with WMNF last Thursday, about Wikipedia.

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