"Infographics are viral.
In my own PLN, one of us discovers an infographic relevant to learning or libraries or research and it’s all over the edtech/library world in a matter of minutes.
The infographic, Wikipedia: Redefining Research appeared on Open-Site recently, documenting the end of Britannica’s long print-based history and Wikipedia’s growing prominence as a reference source.
After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica has decided to halt the presses and go out of print. Facing the realities and the stiff competition from Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica will now focus primarily on their online services. But even then, it might be too late. Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. In fact, many students will stop research and change topics if it’s not on Wikipedia.
As I looked more carefully at the infographic, as I really read it, I began to see some distorted truths and some opportunities for information literacy explorations.
I saw many jumps in logic. But I will focus here on just a few that are closest to my heart."