[Web4lib] Wikipedia vs Britannica

Niko Berger niko.berger at corinis.com
Fri Mar 24 07:59:57 EST 2006

I found http://fftw.org/~stevenj/Nature-reviews.doc - the complete list 
of errrors found in both britannica and wikipedia


Jeremy Dunck wrote:
> On 12/14/05, Sloan, Bernie <bernies at uillinois.edu> wrote:
>> The following interesting item was forwarded to me by a colleague
>> (Sharon Stoerger):
>> Giles, Jim. Internet encyclopaedias go head to head. Nature. Published
>> online: 14 December 2005; | doi:10.1038/438900a
>> http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051212/full/438900a.html
>> "Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the
>> accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds."
> Nature's methods are being called into question:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/23/britannica_wikipedia_nature_study/
> I had previously gotten some info on the methods not originally
> published w/ the story.  I'll see if I can dig that up.
> Whether true or not, this makes the original item even more interesting.
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