Tuesday 25 October 2005

Can you trust Wikipedia?

For those of us that have been hanging around "content management" in one form or another it comes as no surprise that some people, like Nicholas Carr (The law of the wiki and Trouble in Wiki Land) might be questioning the quality of Wikipedia content. Afterall, producing quality content needs time and resources regardless of the technology used to produce and publish it.

The UK's Guardian newspaper even goes as far as getting some experts to review a few Wikipedia entries. Still, this misses the point a little - if these "experts" have found something wrong, the idea is that they should change it...

This may of course be where social software of the Wikipedia type falls down since it depends on participation, including the provision of time and resources. What do you think?


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