dot com: The Wikipedia Story

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dot com: The Wikipedia Story

3.5/5

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Description

The internet is an increasingly anonymous and faceless place. Or at least, that's what we're told. Dot com is the podcast documentary series about the people of the web, drawing back the veil on the faces of the internet in a way that can give us hope, but also leaves questions about its future. In series one, host Katie Puckrik explores the complex universe of Wikipedia, where nerddom rules, communities thrive, and information is everything. It's fascinating, it's weird, it's stories you've never heard before. But there are lies and darkness behind that veil, and it's...


Critic Reviews

Score: 3

James Marriot - The Times UK - Nov 26, 2021

"What Wikipedia is is interesting. It’s too virtuous to be hot. Imagine the film The Social Network if the young Mark Zuckerberg had eschewed all profit. Not much would happen. As indeed not an awful lot happens in Dot com: The Wikipedia Story."

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Score: 4

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Nov 20, 2021

"Some of that texture and nuance would have been useful...Host Katie Puckrik is excellent as always: wry, insightful and a great interviewer. Though Puckrik does her witty best, the show needs more varied sound dynamics – a sense of location and time. This is a dense, interesting show, given levity, if not purpose, by its presenter."

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