Should you believe Wikipedia?

“… So who’s right, Tedd or his IT director? Luckily in this case I don’t have to take sides–they both are right. The answer is: what page on Wikipedia? How many people have edited it? How many people are ‘watching’ it? I will argue that a popular, high profile Wikipedia page is the most accurate reference that has ever been created in the history of the written word. (Really!) A low-profile page that few people have edited is unreliable. It all depends on how many people have checked the article and its references …” (more)

[Amy Bruckman, The Next Bison, 18 May]

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