Friday, October 27, 2006

Can Wikipedia ever make the grade?

Two years ago, a professor hatched a plan designed to undermine the site's veracity — which, at that time, had gone largely unchallenged by scholars. Adopting a pseudonym, slipped 13 errors into various Wikipedia articles. The professor expected some of his fabrications to languish online for some time, but less than three hours after he posted them, all of his false facts had been deleted. As questions about the accuracy of Wikipedia, the anyone-can-edit encyclopedia persist, academics are split on whether to ignore it, or start contributing. Read more about it by going here.


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