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What’s wrong with Wikipedia

Feb 20, 20061 min
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You’ll never know it from reading this week’s ‘Net Buzz column, but I actually like Wikipedia.

Only trouble is that I don’t trust it to have its facts straight. And I don’t believe anyone else can either.

The Boston Globe had an interesting two-part series recently — here and here — that did a good job of running through the benefits and drawbacks of what Wikipedia calls “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”

Just to show I’m a good sport, I actually fixed one of their articles.

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