The collective intelligence of the human race is a good thing, right? Well, not always. Citation Needed, the companion blog to a book of the same title by Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger deftly showcases instances of ‘The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing’. They are dead right.
Tom Scott created these stickers in a bid to replicate a cautionary system for sloppy journalism based on media content ratings forewarning strong language, sex and violence. So next time you’re exposed to bad writing that plagiarises, sources Wikipedia, and contains surveys sponsored by PR companies, I suggest you get your sticker on and alert the world.