I never post the same content on my Tumblr and WordPress because they serve different purposes to me, but I felt compelled to do so because I am pretty surprised by what I’ve been seeing today.
I find it odd that so many students are legitimately concerned about their own homework because Wikipedia (and various other high-traffic websites) are blacked out today in protest of SOPA and PIPA.
When I was in high school, my English teachers made it very clear that Wikipedia would never be accepted as a legitimate research source. As a result, I don’t frequent the site for homework purposes. Sure, I use it as a reference every once in a while, but I know I could find the information I need from other resources. I always thought Wikipedia was an awesome place to go primarily to geek out over whatever tickles your fancy or piques your curiosity. I know these concerned students are not actually going to cite Wikipedia or even mention where they actually found the meat of their information (another problem in itself), but I guess I never realized how much students rely on Wikipedia to be a “successful” student. In a university system, I thought we let go of taking that easy way out. Seems I had more faith in my fellow students than they have in themselves.