Friday, December 30, 2005

Nature encourages its readers to help with WIkipedia

From Wiki's wild world: Researchers should read Wikipedia cautiously and amend it enthusiastically:
Nature would like to encourage its readers to help. The idea is not to seek a replacement for established sources such as the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but to push forward the grand experiment that is Wikipedia, and to see how much it can improve. Select a topic close to your work and look it up on Wikipedia. If the entry contains errors or important omissions, dive in and help fix them. It need not take too long. And imagine the pay-off: you could be one of the people who helped turn an apparently stupid idea into a free, high-quality global resource.
Nature is one of the top Scientific publications. I think it is significant that it is encouraging its readers to pay attention to Wikipedia.

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