LiveScience: Wikipedia Pretty Accurate, But Hard to Read

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LiveScience: Wikipedia Pretty Accurate, But Hard to Read

Post by RJN » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:10 pm

http://www.livescience.com/technology/W ... 00601.html
A new study finds the online, user-generated encyclopedia is more accurate than some previous reports have suggested. But boy, is it boring.

Researchers found that cancer information on Wikipedia was similar in accuracy and depth to the information on a professionally peer-reviewed, patient-oriented cancer web site, the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ). But the latter was written in plainer English.

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Re: LiveScience: Wikipedia Pretty Accurate, But Hard to Read

Post by wonderboy » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:06 pm

I remember I got told off by wikipedia for changing random enteries so they read wrong. It was funny right up until they warned me they had my IP and would inform my employers of what I was doing whilst at work :P

Nearly messed my pants, I still wanna be able to do it though :( but now I can't because they removed the tool.


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