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Justise Winslow thanks Wikipedia for helping him at Duke

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I can’t say I blame Justise Winslow for his appreciation of Wikipedia. The former Blue Devil credits the free internet encyclopedia with getting him through high school and his one year at Duke University.

Today, Winslow tweeted, “Wikipedia asking for donations… Might have to do it. Wouldn’t have gotten thru high school without it. Definitely not duke #Loyalty”

Here is the donation request Winslow is referring to, seen at the top of Wikipedia:

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Winslow will make $2.482 million this season with the Miami Heat. Fifteen dollars is a small price to pay to say thank you for getting him there.


On a side note, do professors still despise Wikipedia? All you students out there, let me know in the comments section. Wikipedia was a curse word when I was in school many, many, many years ago.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Justise Winslow thanks Wikipedia for helping him at Duke

  1. Mathlete
    3:38 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    My wife is a high school teacher, if any of her students use wikipedia for a research paper they get an automatic zero on the assignment.

    • m4ff3w
      3:59 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

      Certainly they can use it, just not cite it. Cite the references, not wiki.

      Else, they deserve the zero.

    • ukjaybrat
      4:00 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

      Using wikipedia is fine as long as you corroborate the information elsewhere. A good place to start is the sources your wikipedia page reference. But make sure it’s a good reference first and not some opinion blog… Citing ksr as a source, for example, would be a bad idea lol

    • anewfanatic
      8:30 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

      That’s a good idea. Discourage one of the best sources of information in existence

  2. @BallBlog_Chad
    3:39 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    I like how this enormous banner covers half your screen and says “we’ll never use ads, just give us some money” … how about you give me a normal size ad and shut up

  3. Dr. Funke
    3:51 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    So going to Duke for one year counts as making it through Duke? He probably never took higher than a 100 level class.

  4. ukjaybrat
    3:58 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Wikipedia is a great resource for pre ise factual information. Dates of events, constants, and math. But anything involving opinion or controversy should be ignored.

    • ukjaybrat
      4:01 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

      Precise. Not pre ise. Damn autocorrect

  5. Sentient Third Eye
    4:03 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Wikipedia is proven to be slightly more accurate than the Encyclopedia Britannica, but any legitimate research should be done using primary sources, not secondary ones like encyclopedias, be they online or otherwise. They can, however be a useful starting point to get you to the primary sources.

  6. Suffering Fools
    4:33 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Some professors actually seed Wikipedia with bad information to see if it comes back to them in research papers.

  7. Catlogic15
    9:26 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Why would it auto correct to “pre ise”? That doesn’t mean anything.

  8. blue25
    10:40 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    I had to read a book for my masters called “socialnomics” and it states evidence that Wikipedia is equivalent or more accurate than encyclopedias. Therefore anytime I used Wikipedia as a source I would reference the book to prove I could use Wikipedia.