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August 31, 2004

Wikipedia, Reputation and Accuracy

There's been a fascinating uproar in cyberspace about the estimable Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia I discussed in my column early this year and in the book. One of the topics was whether a site written entirely by its readers -- and where every page can be edited by anyone -- could meet any kind of "standards" of accuracy and reliablity.

The latest tempest was stirred by this column in a Syracuse, NY, newspaper, in which a librarian is quoted dumping on Wikipedia for various reasons. It gets complicated from there.

Thankfuly, Ross Mayfield has deconstructed the debate with lots of links and good quotes. Read the whole thing.

Posted by Dan at August 31, 2004 07:51 AM


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