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Feb. 7th, 2007 @ 03:25 pm Wiki's not so bad.
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"People will find it shocking to see how many errors there are in Britannica."

Wiki vs Brit:

Only eight serious errors, such as misinterpretations of important concepts, were detected in the pairs of articles reviewed, four from each encyclopaedia. But reviewers also found many factual errors, omissions or misleading statements: 162 and 123 in Wikipedia and Britannica, respectively.

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopaedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great: the average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three.


http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html