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Wikipedia Fares Well Against Britannica

Wikipedia fared better than I thought it would when Nature asked scientists to evaluate articles from both Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia Britannica. (HT: digg) Nature took stories from Wikipedia and Britannica on 42 science-related topics and submitted them to experts for review. The experts were not told which encyclopedia the stories were from. “The exercise [...]

Wikipedia Takes Off

Wikipedia seems to be becoming the first place to get information. Wikipedia attracted 22.3 per cent of users searching for information about the Gaza Strip as Israeli troops closed down settlements and withdrew from the region. Wikipedia’s market share numbers meant it drew five times more traffic than Google News, Yahoo News or the BBC [...]