ADH Wiki post

I realize that I should have had this done by the beginning of class, my apologies. The first site that I looked at was the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. I chose this subject since this is the subject of my HIST 298 paper! I found that the last edit was was made back in 2018 and it was just someone adding a new section. All of the edits have been relatively minor edits such as adding new section and revising some of the information on the site. In terms of talks, the last conversation was back in 2008! It was someone asking a question, but with no respite which was kinda sad. Overall, the site has not received too many major revision in the last couple of years.

On the other hand, I chose another topic which is much more controversial in out times which is the 2020 United States Presidential Election. There have been numerous edits even two years after there election! There are also numerous discussion by people claiming bias and inaccuracy. I found it very interesting how people are very passionate about these pages. This raises an alarm though since we do not know the credibility of who is writing these entries and edits. I feel like Wikipedia is a great tool when people use reliable sources to back up their information, but strict rules would take away from the magic of being able to participate in this grand digital project.

In terms of CC license we are still working on it, but it will play a crucial role in how our project will be viewed and used by anyone in the future. There sometimes is a stigma with strut copyright rules , so I would not want to surround our site with those strut rules and have people be dissuaded or scared of using our site in educational ways

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  1. I would have to agree that a traditional copyright would make future use of our project rather limited. Hopefully we will be able to share it via creative commons. We should figure out what kind of rights the school wishes to retain before we post information to the internet.

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