Academics “embrace” Wikipedia – shock! (via Philippa Thomas Online)

Keeping up with the ‘real” world takes work – we have to dig in ourselves if we want to use the on line world, if you want to help reshape or improve Wikipedia then read Philippa’s excellent post on how to become a Wikipedia contributor

Interesting piece on the BBC website today about students at Imperial College London trying to “bridge” the worlds of academia and Wikipedia. They seem very sensibly to be saying – Wikipedia isn’t going away – Wikipedia is just about the world’s most used research resource – why not bring academic brains to the task of improving rather than scorning the open source encyclopaedia? I’ve seen both sides of our schizophrenic approach to Wikipedia. As … Read More

via Philippa Thomas Online

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