Summarise the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they oppose the specific points made in the reading passage
The article introduces the topic which is communal online encyclopedias versus traditional encyclopedias. The writer says printed media data is more valuable than websites. The professor’s lecture casts doubt on the reading by using a number of contrary points, he says online encyclopedia information never be perfect but still more reliable than the traditional one. First, the author says that traditional media is written by experts while the info available on online sites is incomplete & partially accurate. The professor believes there are flaws in the author’s position. He contends that communal online encyclopedias data is hardly criticized. In fact, the website contains more comprehensive details & updates it in a timely manner. He goes on to say that once the article is published in print media with or without error it will stay for decades which means knowledge might not be perfect. According to the writer, the data available could be easily edited or corrupted by hackers which is not possible in the case of the traditional encyclopedia. On the other hand, the professor says online websites do great formatting the site. They hire a technical person who keeps monitoring the activity of sites to make sure the data is safe & reliable. Also, the reading passage states that the article presented on online sites makes readers confuse to understand which information is considerable whereas print media focuses only to publish important details. The professor refutes this argument, he says the online website has unlimited space to publish in-depth information which attracts readers' interest and gives a complete view of the topic. On the opposite side, traditional or printed have limited space which doesn’t reflect the users. It's clear to see that the writer and professor hold conflicting views. They both have trouble finding common ground on the same topic.
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