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Thread #99952 Message #1998587
Posted By: mack/misophist
16-Mar-07 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Wikipedia Boo-Boo
Subject: RE: BS: Wikipedia Boo-Boo
Ars Technica recently did an interesting experiment. Some grad students were asked to read 2 wikipedia articles, one in their field of expertise and one outside of it, then rate each for accuracy. They consistantly rated the acticles within their specialities higher than those outside them. The test really reflected wikipedia's reputation, not it's accuracy in uncontroversial technical subjects.