Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Wikipedia roundup

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 27, 2006, has several articles about Wikipedia. The main article, linked above, discusses several academic studies on the reliability of Wikipedia, testing error rates and grading its quality. The second article link, discusses Larry Sanger's new spin-off encyclopedia written (he hopes) by experts. And a third article,
here, briefly recaps the development of Wikipedia from an original effort by Sanger and Jim Wales to create a free encyclopedia written by scholars, Nupedia. All articles by Brock Read. They do a nice job summarizing "our story to date," adding some detail that I had not known about several of the studies.

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