Source Notes is a column by Stephen Harrison for Slate magazine covering internet knowledge and facts. Articles are updated here monthly.
Why Wikipedia’s Medical Content is SuperiorJanuary 28, 2019
The reason is six degrees from Kevin Bacon.
Amazon’s Alexa Keeps Quoting Jeff Bezos to MeFebruary 15, 2019An alarmingly deep dive into the shallow Daily Quotes skill from the Amazon Echo.
The Internet’s Dizzying Citogenesis ProblemMarch 7, 2019
Circular reporting is a real problem on platforms like Wikipedia—and it’s harder to solve than it looks.